Public School Official Says Educators Know Best for Children, Not Parents

parents too dumb for school choice

Debbie Squires, education official at the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA) said this in regards to a new “school choice” package.

Squires begins:

“Educators go through education for a reason.  They are the people who know best about how to serve children. That’s not necessarily true of an individual resident.  I’m not saying they don’t want the best for their children, but they may not know what actually is best from an education standpoint.

And someone on the committee responds:

“Wow.  Parents don’t know what’s best for their child.”

To which Squires says:

“I said they may want what’s best for their child, they may not know.”

See and hear it for yourself:

Oops, looks like somebody banned this video since I posted it!  Hmmmmmmm……  

Found another copy of the video, here it is….

Read more here at the Huffington Post.

h/t Moonbattery


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3 Responses to Public School Official Says Educators Know Best for Children, Not Parents

  1. Heidi Phillips February 16, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

    Hi Michelle, thanks for sharing this. I found out about this today. This video can still be found on youtube. Having to listen to Squires rather than read about it is even more upsetting. She’s got it backwards. We as parents require the teachers to be qualified to be able to take care of our children during the day. Them having an education is what we require. It doesn’t make them more knowledgable than us as parents. She certainly sounds ignorant.Our family is actually in the second year of having online school at home–a cyber charter school. The curriculum is far, far better than what is offered at local district school. My kids have wonderful up to date text books that are published by private company that also publishes curriculum. Our charter school costs far less than local school does and it does so myuch more. My second grader will be starting 3rd grade math next week. The beauty of virtual schools is the customizing for each child. Children can test out of stuff they already know and spend more time on things that they need to and want to. My kids were bored in school and are more confident and outgoing now. When they were in “regular” school, they were shy.

    So North Carolina has lunch box inspectors, and they may be coming to our state soon. I am so glad that I don’t have to put up with the nonsense of “regular” public school anymore.

    Anyway, thanks again for publishing these topics.

  2. Michelle Morin February 17, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

    Thanks for the note and update. Glad the video is back, I will repost.

  3. Michelle Morin February 17, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    And I’m glad you’re enjoying the online school, and that your kids are prospering. Awesome to hear about.

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