It was me. When I read this article.
What a load of utter, middle-class-guilt assuaging, white man’s burden, condescending, collectivist, furrowed brow, think-of-the-little-people nonsense.
First, why is it my business to raise other people’s kids? Help them, yes. Care for them, absolutely. As a Christian, reach into their problems? For sure. But consider them FIRST, over my own doggone (hypothetical, future) children? That gets a big HECK NO.
Second, why do I get to choose between 1) hurting those poor poor children, you arrogant and probably racist jerk, and 2) helping those poor poor children by sending my smarter, richer, happier, more psychologically balanced offspring (oh, the irony) to whatever public school my municipality in its infinite wisdom decides to shuttle them off to? That, boys and girls, is called a false dilemma. With just a leetle dash of straw man thrown in.
Just imagine with me for a moment that there could be — miracle of miracles — something like… wait for it… a third option! What? More than two options? No way, man, we’re American, we can’t give people more than two options! Not in public discourse! Hahahaha…