Friday, February 02, 2007

Friggin' Poor People

Shorter Education Wonk:
I can see the case for fining poor parents for missing parent-teacher conferences, but it's not clear to me why we should hold wealthy parents to the same standard.
No, seriously. That's the upshot of the post.

Back in December I suggested to a family member that the only group it is still OK to discriminate against is atheists. He replied that it was also widely acceptable to discriminate against the rich. I don't really buy that - though I understand where it's coming from - and if anything I think just the opposite is true. A lot of people just don't like the poor.

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