There’s an article in the May-June edition of Harvard Magazine flying around conservative Twitter that’s arguing homeschooling is bad and should be presumptively banned. An excerpt:
Yet Elizabeth Bartholet, Wasserstein public interest professor of law and faculty director of the Law School’s Child Advocacy Program, sees risks for children—and society—in homeschooling, and recommends a presumptive ban on the practice. Homeschooling, she says, not only violates children’s right to a “meaningful education” and their right to be protected from potential child abuse, but may keep them from contributing positively to a democratic society.
But what really started catching peoples’ attention was the spelling error in the cartoon accompanying the article. Note the “ARITHMATIC” book below:
I just noticed the bizarre cover image used for the Harvard Magazine article.
It shows a sad homeschool child imprisoned in a house while the other kids are outside playing.
Notice the house is made of books, one of them being the Bible 😱👻 pic.twitter.com/IZfaVuIA0G
— Corey A. DeAngelis (@DeAngelisCorey) April 18, 2020
Now, there WAS a debate on if this was deliberate satire, which would be a gigantic FU to homeschooling parents or if this was indeed a spelling error.
Well, here’s the answer. . .
Why would they stealth-edit deliberate satire?
btw, Harvard stealth-edited their Arithmatic rake stomp: pic.twitter.com/frTF2lBk2x
— NeverTweet (@LOLNeverTweet) April 22, 2020
Here’s what it looks like now: