Friday, October 19, 2012

Life is Unfair

French Socialists: Unfair That Some Children Have Good Parents
Socialist French President François Hollande is unhappy with the "inequality" of education in his country. He thinks it's unfair that some children get schoolwork help from their parents at home while others don't. To address this perceived injustice, Hollande plans to ban all homework in French schools and force all students to complete their work at school. In typical socialist fashion, he wants to "foster educational equality" not by raising performance standards and increasing educational opportunities for everyone, but by punishing those children whose parents take an interest in their education and dare support them at home.

This latest education reform spectacle in France showcases the intellectual and moral bankruptcy of socialism. In the delusional view of leftist ideologues, good parents and stable families have no right to support their offspring's education. Their children must be prevented from unfairly getting any educational advantages over other students from "disadvantaged" households. However, parents who are derelict in their duties and fail to educate their children will be protected and rewarded by the state.
Life is inherently unfair and there is nothing anyone can do to change that. What's next, lobotomies for anyone with a greater than average IQ? Restraints for people who are athletically gifted? Where does it end?

At any rate, the entire premise of lowering standards for equality of outcome is 180 degrees out of phase. We should be encouraging everyone to attain as high a standard as they can with full knowledge that some will always exceed others - and that's OK.

Who doesn't enjoy seeing the truly talented perform, whatever the talent? You know when you see it and you appreciate it for the gift that it is and all the hard work that went into developing that gift. It blesses everyone, instead of cursing everyone as socialism does.

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