Didn’t Chelsea Clinton Go to a Private School?
“Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton slammed
private-school voucher proposals yesterday, predicting that vouchers would
eventually lead to the creation of taxpayer-financed white supremacist academies
-- or even a government-funded ‘School of the Jihad,’” according to
Newsday. In the Cato book Voucher
Wars: Waging the Legal Battle over School Choice, Clint Bolick, vice
president and national director of the Institute for Justice, recounts the
dramatic 12-year battle to finally give families a choice in education and looks
ahead to a future when every child can get the best education
possible. Cato Institute
Hillary on the
New York Sun Editorial
Senator Clinton was caught out on Tuesday by an alert reporter for Newsday, Glenn Thrush, who captured the former first lady making a truly silly argument against school vouchers.
Hillary Clinton going jihad over school vouchers
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"First family that comes and says 'I want to send my daughter to St. Peter's Catholic ' and you say 'Great, wonderful school, here's your voucher,’… Next parent that comes and says, 'I want to send my child to the school of the Church of the White Supremacist ...' The parent says, 'The way that I read Genesis, Cain was marked, therefore I believe in white supremacy. ... You gave it to a Catholic parent, you gave it to a Jewish parent, under the Constitution, you can't discriminate against me….So what if the next parent comes and says, 'I want to send my child to the School of the Jihad? ... I won't stand for it."
We spend more than any industrialized nation on education and rank 27th out of 30 nations in math and science. Hey Hillary I won't stand for that. You are in the pocket of the teachers' union and you will sell our children and America's future down the Tigres in a heartbeat.
"The teachers united will never be defeated!" chanted thousands of public-school teachers at a union rally. They may be right - unfortunately. Teachers unions in this country are very influential because they can assemble a crowd. Randi Weingarten, head of New York's teachers union, put out the word, and thousands of teachers filled Madison Square Garden to demand a new contract and more money. That clout brings timid politicians into line.
The unions can pay for expensive rallies at "the world's most famous arena" because every teacher in a unionized district like New York must give up some of his salary to the union. Even teachers who don't like the union, teachers who believe in school choice, and teachers who could make more on the open market must fork over their money to support the unions that fight against school choice and merit pay