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Back in the USSR: Harvard Ed School thinks it’s great for children to rat out their parents

November 27, 2015

From my latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:

At Harvard snitching means you’re more “caring”

Schoolchildren being asked to snitch on their parents? The Soviet Union during the 1930s? Cuba whenever?

No, actually, suburban Boston, Massachusetts, right now:

“A Boston-area school district is apologizing after parents complained about a survey given to kids as young as sixth grade that probed deep into their home lives.

“Administrators with the Triton school district distributed an optional Harvard University survey to public school students earlier this month that asked kids to rate which parent is more ‘honest’ and ‘caring’ and disclose their parents’ attitudes on race and economic equality.

“‘How fair do your parents think it is that some people in this country have a lot of money  others just have a little money?’ asks one question, prompting students to select responses ranging from ‘very fair’ to ‘unfair’ to ‘I’m not sure.’

“‘Do your parents do anything to help people who have less money?’ another question asks.

“The optional survey is part of the ‘Making Caring Common Project’ — by Harvard’s Graduate School of Education — that seeks to help educators, parents, and communities ‘raise children who are caring, respectful, and responsible toward others and their communities.'”

Harvard thinks the rat-out survey—all in the name of reeducation—is just great :

“Making Caring Common (MCC) helps educators, parents, and communities raise children who are caring, respectful, and responsible toward others and their communities. We’re working to make these values live and breathe in the day-to-day interactions of every school and home. We’re working to make caring common.”

Read the whole thing here.

Posted by Charlotte Allen



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  1. Lastango permalink

    Top ten future questions:

    — Are there any guns in your home?

    — Do your parents make you go to church, or tell you to pray?

    — If you had two mommies or two daddies, would that be ok with everyone at home?

    — Do your parents throw out anything that could be recycled?

    — Do your parents refer to you as a “girl” or a “boy”?

    — Do you ever get into bed with a parent?

    — Do your parents say anything at home that would make your teacher sad?

    — Is there anyone in your home who doesn’t think we need to save the planet from global warming?

    — At home, do you ever hear anyone say bad things about people who come to this country for a better life?

    — Is there something you wish someone would come to your house and talk to your parents about so the world could be a better place?

  2. They might not be able to read, write, spell, or do simple arithmetic, but they sure as hell know how to be good little stool pigeons.

  3. Are kids allowed to rat out their parents if they’re being molested?

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