Skip to comments.[April 22, 2013] Melissa Harris-Perry Leans Forward into . . . Private-School Tuition Bills
Posted on 09/02/2013 10:09:45 PM PDT by grundle
MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry asserted:
We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because weve always had kind of a private notion of children. Your kid is yours, and totally your responsibility. We havent had a very collective notion of These are our children. So part of it is that we have to break through our kind of private idea that Kids belong to their parents or Kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids belong to whole communities. Once its everybodys responsibility, and not just the households, then we start making better investments.
Harris-Perrys pronouncements are so outlandish that not even she lives by them.
Harris-Perrys 10-year-old daughter attends New Orleanss Louise S. McGehee School
Between two of her daughters questions to Douglas, Harris-Perry commented that her daughter goes to an all-girls school. (McGehees total absence of gender diversity seems not to bother Harris-Perry, who is also the founding director of Tulanes Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race and Politics in the South.)
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
Now, Murdock, too?
I cannot for the life of me figure out why so many serious people are wasting so much time dissecting the words of this complete moron, Melissa Harris-Perry.
“Only a fool argues with a fool.” - Chinese proverb
When people venture off into this territory, I consider it to be a threat to parents. It’s actually threat against the children too.
This A. H. has no business micromanaging anyone elses children, period.
“kids belong to whole communities.”
Bring your 10-year old daughter to this nice lil’ community called Skid Row’ and see how your kid likes it.
It was Maddow who primed the MSNBC audience for her getting her own show: The Black (female) professor with braids who Maddow kept calling 'so smart' for explaining things like Obama does.
A better quote was her telling gays, illegals , blacks, single wimmin and others to:
Melissa Harris-Perry teaches us how to be a good ally (By zerlina | Published: April 2, 2013, feministing)
Meaning how to get all the victim groups to bind together on each of their individual issues like they did to re-elect Obama 2012.
Her daughter is a token Black at the McGehee school and probably goes tuition free. This is where the Uptown White elite send their daughters.
Typical of Leftists. They convince the “masses” to embrace Marxism while they live like capitalists.
The Us spends more per student than just about any other country and gets horrible results.
The idea we don't spend enough is ridiculous
I agree! A measly quarter-million per classroom-year?? What kind of skinflints are we?
because weve always had kind of a private notion of children. Your kid is yours, and totally your responsibility. We havent had a very collective notion of These are our children.
Uh, that's because that's what they ARE, you collectivist Marxist ho, and so far we've always been smart enough to realize it. In fact, this whole notion of mandatory publicly funded indoctrination, er, education, is AFAIC, already too collectivist to accept, let alone this moronic notion that the current implementation is somehow too deferential to parents. Oxygen thief.
And let me guess, if you don’t have any affordable private schools within a 2-3 hour drive of where you are and are stuck with a bottom of the barrel PS and choose to home school your kids, than MSNBC says you are a backwoods buffoon who heeds to get with the times. Did I get it right?
(Nathan Bedford's first Maxim of American politics)
This is an article about parental authority as opposed to state authority over children and an article offering another example of liberal hypocrisy, why does Nathan Bedford insist on bringing race into this issue?
Because race it is the core which radiates this radioactive idea. First, Melissa Harris-Perry is black and she is espousing not just a left wing attitude that It Takes a Village to Raise a Child but an African attitude where the village actually did raise the child.
White left wingers like Hillary Clinton who believe that it takes a village to raise a child think that way because they want to get their hands on your kids to indoctrinate them. We understand that. We have heard the Clintons time and again exploit the fate of children to advance their socialist dreams.
White left-wingers want to destroy the nuclear family because it is a bulwark against the socialist dream they want to achieve. Anyone who has studied The Frankfurt School is aware of this goal. So they undermine the authority of the family and especially undermine the authority of the father, complaining of authoritarianism and demanding that the state step in and protect the children from these Neanderthals. In effect, they want us to believe that you can't trust parents and you must concede authority over your kids to the state who knows better than you do. To justify this they point to inevitable headlines which show some case of parental abuse or neglect.
We see the societal effects of this in stories about the states sweeping in and seizing children without due process on exaggerated even trumped up claims of parental abuse which might have nothing more to them than political incorrectness. We see have the comic opera attempts the mayor of New York to control the size of your drinking cups and the minutia of your lives based on the assumption that your guidance of your children is inept.
If we have 13% of our population living as it does a dystopian existence in which their murdered children can be counted every morning in places like Chicago, the left has a God-sent standard of child harm which it can invoke and apply to a different society, white suburban middle-class America, that does not participate and cannot be implicated to the same degree in this kind of child neglect but nevertheless is affected by statistics which count the murdered kids in Chicago or the school dropout rates in Detroit.
If you have an African culture which does not support the nuclear family and as a result you have no father figure, no in-house discipline, failures and dropouts in school, street thuggery, drug culture, perpetuation of an appalling bastardy rates of 75%, you have a society which has failed its children.
That is not the whole of the American society, that is the black culture-and I hasten to add not all of the black culture lest inevitable charges of racism arise. I merely make the same case Senator Moynihan made decades ago-but the left is assuming that the disintegration of the black society justifies intruding into parental authority in the white society.
it is, destroying the family structure is critical to totalitarian states like socialism and communism.
Not exactly cheap at the school -
Guaranteed that she doesn’t pay a cent for her kid to go there.
Caroline Kennedy WROTE A BOOK about how great public education was and when Imus asked her if she sent her OWN kids to public school she almost FAINTED.....then3 seconds later a very small "no" came out of her stupid mouth!!
The Us spends more per student than just about any other country and gets horrible results.
Well, no matter what a child will graduate from school regardless as to whether or not they learned anything. The only thing that matters is they have been fully brainwashed and indoctrinated to the government propaganda movement.
In today’s society competition is a lost word. We have become a collective society in which one is for all and all are for one and the word “competition” is held as a prohibited word by the government and school system.
“Self-esteem” is more important than “real-esteem” today. No one is allowed to fail at anything.
That's very common with leftist thinking: If something fails, it's not because it was a poor idea, it's because the execution wasn't expansive enough...too many people escaped their experiment and that's why it failed. So, they seek to sweep more subjects into the bucket, metastasizing the failure.
Take an unrelated subject, like gun control. It's a total failure in Chicago, where's it's led to at least one murder per day. Do they examine their laws? No! They conclude the problem is that guns are too easy to acquire in neighboring states, so they try to get them to enact tougher gun control, or move it to the Federal level. They never consider maybe their idea was flawed in the first place.
So the social pathology of the African-American ghetto, primarily the product of the broken family, is created by socialism but the answer of the left is to seek to treat the symptoms of this familial breakdown one by one with, of course, more socialism.
So they seek more welfare, more food stamps, higher minimum wages, affirmative action, lighter drug sentences, subsidies for rent, and on and on with programs that are themselves socialistic. And so the circle deteriorates.
...all the while flattering themselves by considering socialism the most intelligent idea. Anybody trying to avert the disaster is automatically labeled “stupid,” and worthy of scorn and ignoring.
BTW, I took some time to reread your profile this weekend. I encourage others to do so, it’s very enlightening.
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