This recent column from Slate is illuminating. And disturbing.
Private school vs. public school: Only bad people send their kids to private school. – Slate Magazine: You are a bad person if you send your children to private school. Not bad like murderer bad—but bad like ruining-one-of-our-nation’s-most-essential-institutions-in-order-to-get-what’s-best-for-your-kid bad. So, pretty bad.
I won’t editorialize too much. But the message is clear your children and their futures are not as important as the state (and I suppose teachers’ unions).