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Georgetown Prof Slammed for Mocking Parental Involvement in Their Kids’ Education

Georgetown Prof Slammed for Mocking Parental Involvement in Their Kids’ Education

“This is the greatest bad tweet of all time. Literally”

The last month has been very revealing when it comes to education and what the left really thinks. They believe they know better than parents. It’s quite clear.

The College Fix reports:

Georgetown professor takes heat after mocking parental involvement in schoolkids’ education

Georgetown political science professor Don Moynihan has drawn the ire of parents after a tweet this week in which he mocked parental involvement in kids’ education.

On October 5, Moynihan likened parents wanting input on how their children are educated to passengers flying a plane. Moynihan was responding to a tweet by former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in which Pompeo said, “I think parents should decide what children are taught in schools. That is all.”

Moynihan retweeted Pompeo’s comment, but added a cartoon that depicts a group of airplane passengers deciding to fly the plane themselves.

“These smug pilots have lost touch with regular passengers like us,” one passenger says. “Who thinks I should fly the plane?”

Moynihan punctuated his comparison with the words “same energy.”

Here’s the tweet:

More from the Fix:

The reaction to Moynihan’s tweet was swift.

“This is the greatest bad tweet of all time. Literally,” wrote Tim Carney of The Washington Examiner.

“The notion that teaching children is equivalent in its distance from the life experience of parents to flying an airplane – and equally lacking in normative content – is astounding in its combination of presumption & ignorance,” responded Dan McLaughlin of National Review.

“I guess you hate democracy,” noted others.

“Do you really think curriculum choices should be made totally without regard to parents’ views — just leave it to the experts?,” asked liberal journalist Matt Yglesias.


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The proper analogy is that the parents and kids get on the plane, and then the pilots arbitrary fly to whatever airport they damn well feel like.

What happened to Matt Yglesias? Perhaps he has children.