Center for American Progress Panelist: "The Children Belong to Us"

It's not just Common Core for kids. Kids are also common property.


Apparently it's not just Common Core for kids. Kids are also common property.

In addressing criticism of the Common Core national education standards, a panelist at the Center for American Progress (CAP), a liberal think tank, said critics were a “tiny minority” who opposed standards altogether, which was unfair because “the children belong to all of us.”

Paul Reville, the former secretary of education for Massachusetts and a Common Core supporter, said,  “Again, the argument about where it came from I think privileges certain sort of fringe voices about federalism and states’ rights, and things of that nature, when really what we’re doing at the national level here now, state by state, is what a lot of our states thought made sense individually.”

“Why should some towns and cities and states have no standards or low standards and others have extremely high standards when the children belong to all of us."

9 out of 10 times, when someone uses privilege as a verb they're a Marxist bot who thinks that the only things wrong with the USSR was a lack of respect for the environment and gay marriage.

When someone uses privilege as a verb, it's time to stop taking him seriously in the same way as if he began yelling racial slurs.

But back to the question of common ownership of our children. To use Reville's language, Paul Reville privileges the collective understanding of the community over that of the family. Paul believes that all your children belong to him because he is one of a gang of smug petty tyrants and his worldview privileges the collectivist ideas that allow him to remain in power.