The video above is something that you almost have to see in order to believe. MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry is making a pitch for one of MSNBC’s “lean forward” ads, and she suggests that children do not belong to their parents but to their communities. In her own words:
We have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids belong to their communities.
She goes on to argue that once our society acknowledges that families are not the central context for child-rearing, then we will be able to “invest” more tax dollars in public education. Watch the whole thing above.