"We're asking people to invest in all kids and not just their own."

Not local, but it touches on many threads that have been discussed here: CityLab talks with the founder of an org called Integrated Schools that works to "encourage white and/or privileged families like hers to send their children to local public schools, where their kids would be in a minority group." Says Courtney Everts Mykytyn in the interview: "We're asking parents to make choices that are often against the mainstream idea of what a good parent does--that is, getting every last thing for your kid. And it's an awkward, difficult conversation. The lack of resources for students of color and low-income students is real, and we're asking people to invest in all kids and not just their own." [City Lab]

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The cult of intersectionality now demands child sacrifice. What will it demand next?

It's always fun when you can tell someone didn't read the article based off their post.

Herbert, what do you mean by child sacrifice?

It's like were all in this together, you say? That the responsibility of bettering our society falls upon... members of our society?

The fact that people still believe that "I have to get mine" and that's going to somehow make the work a better place still blows my mind.

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