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Mon Dec 28, 2015, 04:59 PM

 

Hillary Clinton: Still on the Hook

Posted: 12/28/2015 9:38 am EST Updated: 12/28/2015 9:59 am EST

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.
(See Clinton's full speech here.)

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 wallet. As the December 17, 2015, Wall Street Journal reports:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mercedes-schneider/hillary-clinton-charter-schools_b_8882774.html

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tularetom Dec 2015 #1
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libdem4life Dec 2015 #3
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tazkcmo Dec 2015 #5

Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 05:06 PM

1. Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong

All the men are good looking, and all the children are above average.

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 05:39 PM

2. Punishing the weak is a Republican thing. Sad to see Hillary endorse it.

 

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 06:09 PM

3. Close a freaking school? How inane can one be. Any school can be made to perform

 

given the proper attention, funds and commitment. It's just some get more than others. Same with children. Any child can perform at their level...given, again, same advantages. It's been proven many times in the heart of the ghetto, a group of kids given the above, excelled. It all comes down to priorities...and often that is determined by socio-economic status. It's not just race as some would have us think, it is usually money and the ability of the District to use it wisely.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 06:35 PM

4. ^^this^^

 

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Response to Pharaoh (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 07:36 PM

5. What does she care if a public school closes?

Nobody in her circle sends their kids to public school. Yuck! They might catch something!

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