So, according to the New York Times, white parents are the problem with education. Yep, we are the problem. Parents. White Parents. Or as they put it: “Nice White Parents.”
To understand what’s wrong with our public education system, you have to look at what’s arguably the most powerful force in our schools: White parents. Listen to the trailer for “Nice White Parents,” a new series from @serial, brought to you by @nytimes. https://t.co/ljXOFNOZFO
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 23, 2020
The podcast takes the stance that “American public schools do not guarantee each child an equal education” and white parents are a driving force behind that problem, citing a “60-year relationship between white parents and the public school down the block.” “I think I’ve been looking in the wrong places for what’s broken in our schools,” says podcast narrator Chana Joffe-Walt as she introduces the new series in a three-minute audio clip.
“I think you can’t understand what’s broken if you don’t look here, at one of the most powerful forces shaping public education: white parents.”
And Selfish Socialist Andru Volinsky aside (who is mostly on board with this nonsense racist attitude), not one is guaranteed ANYTHING in life as an outcome. The only thing is Equality under the Law. Nothing else – not your standard of living, not your level of education, not your IQ, not your heart, not your motivation, and certainly not your overall outlook in life.
Socialists promise “Equity” and they have tried hard to morph that for the uninitiated to “politicalese” to mean the same thing. What they won’t tell you that equity is just another word for Government totalitarianism as Govt must first take from some to give to others. Including things that are impossible to take (but they’ll try anyways).
Ben Shapiro summed up the stupidness, and danger, in what the NYT is again peddling – racism against Whites:
Disintegrationists are now claiming that if you are a good parent who wants to educate your child in the best possible way, you are inherently racist because you are exacerbating racial inequality. This holds only if you are white. https://t.co/MOeIMe6JbL
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 23, 2020
Yeah – I’m the problem because I can’t change the largest organ on my body and I certainly can’t change the visible amount of melanin in it. This comes down to:
White Parents Shouldn’t Matter
The corollary to that is “White Children Shouldn’t Matter Either“; isn’t that the real point?
Perhaps the Black Lives Matter movement would agree. Certainly the NYT does as it doubled down with this screed about “Pandemic Pods” (paywalled but VictoryGirls has some snippets; reformatted, emphasis mine):
The Latest in School Segregation: Private Pandemic ‘Pods’
If they become the norm, less privileged kids will suffer.
…There is more than one type of pod being discussed within the groups. Some parents are considering remote learning pods that supervise a group of students doing assigned work or attending virtual class, others are looking to share caregivers for babies and toddlers, and some pods are centered strictly around organizing regular playdates a few hours a day or week.
…The trend that has drawn the most alarm among educators, however, is microschooling, where parents hire a private teacher or caregiver to teach a curriculum or tutor a group of children.
…At face value, learning pods seem a necessary solution to the current crisis. But in practice, they will exacerbate inequities, racial segregation and the opportunity gap within schools. […] For parents who need to work and can’t supervise their children’s learning, joining a pod may feel like the only way they can educate their kids and keep their jobs.
Based on what I’ve seen online, the learning pod movement appears to be led by families with means, a large portion of whom are white. Paradoxically, at a time when the Black Lives Matter movement has prompted a national reckoning with white supremacy, white parents are again ignoring racial and class inequality when it comes to educating their children. As a result, they are actively replicating the systems that many of them say they want to dismantle.
Wait, what? Parents doing what they can to meet their children’s needs and have the audacity to want to keep their jobs are acting racist?
When people choose members of their pod, they will choose people they know and trust.
Many will read this article and ask what they’re supposed to do instead. I don’t have the answer.
Whatever parents ultimately decide, they must understand that every choice they make in their child’s education, even the seemingly benign, has the potential to perpetuate racial inequities rooted in white supremacy.
This is like the Professor at the University of Warwich that said that White parents shouldn’t be reading to their kids and that gives them a leg up in life because some kids have parents that won’t:
In contrast, reading stories at bedtime, argues Swift, gives rise to acceptable familial relationship goods, even though this also bestows advantage. ‘The evidence shows that the difference between those who get bedtime stories and those who don’t—the difference in their life chances—is bigger than the difference between those who get elite private schooling and those that don’t,’ he says.
This devilish twist of evidence surely leads to a further conclusion—that perhaps in the interests of levelling the playing field, bedtime stories should also be restricted. In Swift’s mind this is where the evaluation of familial relationship goods goes up a notch.
Now, there is good stuff he says about reading and “familial good” but it’s always about “unfair advantage”
…So should parents snuggling up for one last story before lights out be even a little concerned about the advantage they might be conferring?
‘I don’t think parents reading their children bedtime stories should constantly have in their minds the way that they are unfairly disadvantaging other people’s children, but I think they should have that thought occasionally,’ quips Swift.
I’ll end with Stephen Kruiser’s Morning Brief (emphasis mine):
Defund the Public Education Leftist Indoctrination Mills.
“While I have never been one to view anything as an existential crisis, I’ve more and more come to believe that the upcoming presidential election will be a watershed moment for the United States. If Joe Biden wins, it will be the complete triumph of decades of public education indoctrination. The drift of so many young Americans towards socialism and anti-American sentiment is the direct result not being taught real American history, but being fed a leftist line that seeks to rewrite and/or whitewash much of what made this country great.”
What does this all summarize to? This:
It’s never about helping others up – it’s tearing down others because of Envy.
The Left has nary a care in bringing others down – it’s always about the least common denominator of misery.
(H/T: The College Fix)