Back in the USSR: Harvard Ed School thinks it’s great for children to rat out their parents
From my latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:
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.”
Posted by Charlotte Allen