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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Hillary’s Horrible Math

Speaking on December 22 at the high-school gym in Keota, Iowa, Hillary Clinton vowed, “I wouldn’t keep any school open that wasn’t doing a better than average job.” Now, math wasn’t my strongest subject, so I asked my granddaughter, who graduated from college with a math degree and now works as an actuary, to explain how Hillary’s proposal would work. If Hillary really means to close any school “that wasn’t doing a better than average job,” that would mean closing half the nation’s 90,000 public schools next year, half the remaining schools the following year, and so on until just one school was left open. And then that one school would have to close too, because if there’s only one school, it can’t be “better than average.”

Of course Hillary, whose presidential campaign has already been endorsed by both teachers unions (the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers), doesn’t really intend to close all public schools. She just wants to continue pretending that every public school is “better than average” so that parents will have no choice about what their children are taught (or not taught). Public education has always been about one thing to Democrats: control. They want to control what our kids are taught, to make sure they receive a politically-correct education. They want to control state governments by way of federal funds and the many strings attached.

The sad truth is that Democratic candidates like Hillary Clinton will use our children as pawns in their political games. Whether to hook the emotions of voting parents or to foist ridiculous learning standards like Common Core on our schools, the left takes advantage of the many ways they can use our kids in their plans to achieve Obama’s objective of “fundamentally transform” the United States.

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