I was thinking of writing a piece about this, but Mercedes has said it perfectly!
On December 22, 2015, Hillary Clinton spoke at a high school in Iowa, and she made a comment that speedily boomeranged on her:
I wouldn’t keep any school open that wasn’t doing a better-than-average job.
I wrote a wry response regarding the mathematical nonsense related to her misspoken goal of all schools’ being “above average.”
However, even as US News rushed to Clinton’s rescue to say that Clinton’s comment had been taken out of context, the greater problem is that Clinton tossed off such a comment at all.
School closure is destructive, and Clinton demonstrated her corporate-Democratic lack of awareness of the impact of the continued, privatizing-reform attack on the traditional, community-centered, American public school.
In November 2015, Clinton appeared to be critical of charter schools– and her husband Bill assisted with the backpedaling as billionaire charter-pushing funders like Eli Broad tightened his grip in his…
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