Education Privilege Complaints Mask Real Cultural Problems

Leo McNeil

The Washington Post published a piece by a teacher which originally appeared in the Daily Kos. We have another issue to add to the never ending list of “privilege” that the left loves to whine about. Educational privilege is apparently a tragedy that has to be dealt with. The teacher complains about a couple of gifted kids, one who appears to take one government school science class and another who attends a private school on scholarship. These confident gifted kids are compared to the sad storied poor kids the teacher has to deal with every day. She complains about hunger, she complains about missed educational opportunities and she whiles about the system. Her solution is to magically offer the same opportunities to those who are poor. In writing this, the anonymous teacher misses at least two glaring issues.

Why are these kids poor and why are they so far behind?…

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