MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018
Why that column appeared: Earlier today, we puzzled about the puzzling op-ed column in today's New York Times.
Why would a newspaper publish that column? That was the question we asked.
Soon after, the answer came to us. It appeared as if in a dream!
Duh! The Times is currently deeply invested in "desegregating" a handful of Gotham schools. The paper's invested in pretending that this is powerful medicine. (Which it pretty much isn't.)
Some middle-class parents in District 3 have questioned one of the plans. They've even done the unforgivable—they've actually raised a couple of points which make a bit of sense.
Should parents be allowed to do that? Should parents be able to disagree with the high-minded powers that be?
A guess! That column was published to help us see how bad such people are. More on the Gotham plans all week, not excluding the parents' objections.