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  • THOU SHALT SACRIFICE THY CHILDREN

    Filed at 8:42 am under by Tim Haas

    Is there any other way to take, in an otherwise interesting and heartening piece about black families and home education, this bit of finger-wagging from one of the second-tier HE critics?

    [Michael] Apple, the [University of] Wisconsin professor, acknowledged that home schooling benefits a limited number of black children but said improving public education for the greatest number of students depends on mass mobilization by concerned parents.

    “They’re trying as hard as they possibly can to protect their children, and for that they must be applauded. But in the long run, protecting their own children may even lead to worse conditions for the vast majority of students who stay in public schools, and that’s a horrible dilemma.”

    Statist to the core, this one.

    2 Responses to “THOU SHALT SACRIFICE THY CHILDREN”


    Comment by
    Sam Hull
    December 10th, 2005
    at 1:35 pm

    So, as HE families, in addition to being responsible for our own children, we are now responisble for the failures we see in the school system?
    That’s like saying that we are at fault for the fire because we ran out of the house.


    Comment by
    Valerie
    December 12th, 2005
    at 5:21 pm

    The article made it to the KC Star today. Apple’s remarks were cut short, so I was spared a letter to the editor. 🙂