With a Private School Hit Piece, The Atlantic Abandons Ethical Journalism

Caitlin Flanagin’s cover story favors easy insults and zingers over practical advice and bridge-building.

I can think of no more hyperbolic, unfair, and ridiculous cover image than a golden student desk chair. But even the insulting art is also outdated and misleading, as more private schools favor discussion or Harkness tables.



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David Cutler

A high school history and journalism teacher from Massachusetts.