“If a child goes to a private school, you have a significant investment on the line, and therefore you want performance from both the school and your son or daughter. Public school — what’s your investment? For most parents, cash out of pocket? Little or nothing. But yet, they can continue to make demands on the system. They don’t have any ‘skin in the game.’ "
– Phil Krinkie, Minnesota Taxpayers League
Uh, Phil? Even discounting the taxes parents pay, the skin in the game is on their kids.
This is not quite what I had mind with my conversations with conservatives experiment.
"We need to wake up and see that the folks on the other side are well armed and not afraid to shoot while we’re less well armed and want to hold our fire. They don’t care about creating consensus and working with other people. That’s how they approach the world and it’s valuable for us to have that conversation."
– Brad Lundell, executive director of Schools for Equity in Education, talking about Phil Krinkie's remarks to the group, quoted by Minnesota 2020