Progressive commentary cable news channel MSNBC has raised some eyebrows after one of their hosts, Melissa Harris-Perry, went on record last week, in a promotional soundbite, suggesting that Americans need to get over the notion that child rearing is a process which should be left to the discretion of the parents.
Harris-Perry wants parents to know — children belong to all of us and should be collectively raised and not be left to the discretion of the parents.
Harris-Perry also decries inadequate education funding, saying, “We have never invested as much in public education as we should have.”
Harris-Perry is shown in the “lean forward” promo piece, espousing the idea that children are parent’s responsibility, almost scolding parents for thinking that their kids are theirs.
“So, part of this is we have to break through this “private idea” of ‘kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families’ and recognize that kids belong to whole communities’,” said Harris-Perry.
Harris-Perry proposed agenda promotes the idea of “collective” child rearing (and raising) and suggests that such forward thinking parental philosophy will yield “better investments” as the majority get to play a role in the outcome of your child’s values.
What do you think? Should all kids be collective wards of the state, with decision making powers handed over to the “collective”?