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This pampered private school elite can only lead to US decline | Naomi Wolf | Comment i... - 1 views

  • "How many times has a kid said to me,'You work for me; I am your employer,'" sighed one such administrator to me, recently. This unbalancing of the power relationship in the parents' direction has forced private school principals and teachers to cater to parents by increasingly offering an obstacle-free school experience – since that is what parents demand.
    • Lorri Carroll
      I have actually also heard this stated by public school children (and parents) in the form of "my taxes pay your salary". This is not an independent school thing alone...
  • the teachers work for them; rather than serving as authority figures to the kids, educators at such schools complain that wealthy US parents increasingly expect "service" and "deliverables" from teachers, so won't brook a poor grade or evaluation, or a difficult experience for their child
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    • Lorri Carroll
      The generalizations made here are astounding to me. 
  • something that never happens in private-school setting any more
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