An idiot professor in England, Adam Swift, believes children with a parent who reads to them have an ‘unfair advantage’. [read_more] While he believes this bedtime ritual is beneficial for families he also believes they should feel guilty for doing it,
“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,”
Professor Swift also suggests it might be a good idea to ban the family to ‘level the playing field’, but then admits parenting child is a good idea.
“simply abolishing the family” as a way of “solving the social justice problem” because “there would be a more level playing field” if we did, but ultimately concluded that “it is in the child’s interest to be parented” and that “parenting a child makes for what we call a distinctive and special contribution to the flourishing and well-being of adults.”
While the good professor can tolerate people reading to their children (as long as they feel some guilt) private schools should be banned. Private schools cannot be justified in any way,
“Private schooling cannot be justified by appeal to these familial relationship goods,
“It’s just not the case that in order for a family to realize these intimate, loving, authoritative, affectionate, love-based relationships you need to be able to send your child to an elite private school,” he continued, adding that “we could prevent elite private schooling without any real hit to elite family relationships.”
Because, after all, not all children have parents who care about a good education for their children. So those who do should be penalized. They should not be permitted to take their children out of failing public schools or have tutors for them after school to teach the things public schools refuse to teach, things like real math, writing, and American history. Nope. All kids, and their parents, should suffer together. Rather than fighting to raise up our society, and everyone in it, everyone should be poor and have no options. I believe Stalin tried that. It failed, miserably.
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More on the crazy Professor Swift here.