Educational paternalism and race — superintendant Ann Laing edition

Here’s Dr. Ann Laing, superintendant of the Racine, Wisconsin Unified School District:

“The African-American families are the ones who are most prone to enroll their kids in the fly-by-night schools that cropped up after vouchers existed, and they don’t know how to make good choices for their children. They really don’t. They didn’t have parents who made good choices for them or help them learn how to make good choices so they don’t know how to do that.”

1. Is she making a racial claim?
2. Or is hers a sub-cultural claim, for which race is a vector?
3. Is she claiming that the voucher-option schools are (always/often/sometimes) worse than the government schools?
4. Is her implication that black families in her district shouldn’t be allowed school choice, or that nobody in her district should be allowed school choice?


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