Know Who Knows What's Best?

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    1."During a Michigan House Education Committee hearing earlier this month, Debbie Squires, director of the Michigan Elementary and Middle Schools Principals Association, told members that while parents may have have the best intentions, they may not know what‘s best for their children’s education.

    2. “[Educators] are the people who know best about how to serve children, that’s not necessarily true of an individual resident,” Squires said.

    3. Squires responded by saying again that parents might want what’s best for their children, but might not have the capability to know."
    Michigan Education Official Debbie Squires Says Parents Might Not Know What’s Best | Video | TheBlaze.com

    And, in a related story:
    4. "Food police reject preschooler's homemade lunch... in favour of chicken nuggets.

    5. A preschool girl was told her homemade meal wasn't healthy enough - so a school cafeteria monitor made her eat chicken nuggets instead.

    6. The rejected meal consisted of a turkey and cheese sandwich on whole wheat bread, with a side of a banana, potato chips, and apple juice.

    7. 'What got me so mad is, number one, don’t tell my kid I’m not packing her lunch box properly,' the mother from North Carolina, who wished to remain anonymous, told a local newspaper.

    8. The Department of Health and Human Services requires students to eat lunches that consist of meat, milk, grain, and two servings of fruit or vegetables."
    Food police reject preschooler's homemade lunch... in favour of chicken nuggets | Mail Online

    And, the historical authorization for the above:

    9. Woodrow Wilson wrote in the 'Adminsrtative State' of an area of government separate from politics, one of experts, and technocrats:

    "For the Progressives, there was something special about civil servants that somehow raised them above the ordinary self-interestedness of human nature. Such confidence came from a faith that the progressive power of history had elevated public servants to a level of objectivity. They would, supposedly, be able to disregard their own private or particular inclinations in order to dedicate themselves to the objective good. Because of this disinterestedness, restraints on their discretion were unnecessary."
    The Birth of the Administrative State: Where It Came From and What It Means for Limited Government

    All their supporters want from Progressive government is relief from the burden of thinking.....
     
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    I wonder how well she does raising her own kids?
     
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    Ever see those stories about psychologists' kids???
     
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    the cobbler's kids go barefoot.
     
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    Michigan Education Official Debbie Squires Says Parents Might Not Know What’s Best | Video | TheBlaze.com

    Yes, from the original site and it gets weirder for education experts if you follow the links:


     
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    Love the Heinlein quote! Is it from one of his novels?
     
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    Do tell! :popcorn:
     
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    I can’t answer you today.
    The voices told me to stay home and clean the guns.
     
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    Good quote....seems more like the theme of an Ayn Rand novel.
     
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    Liberals are experts at everything.

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