What Hillary Clinton Said

Reblogged from teacher tom

In the lead up to Christmas, Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reverted to form, not just for her, but for all politicians, when she said:
“Now, I wouldn’t keep any school open that wasn’t doing a better-than-average job. If a school’s not doing a good job, then, y’know, that may not be good for kids.”
Of course, I don’t think for a second that she has revealed her secret plan to close over half the public schools in America, which is obviously where her math takes her, but this is the sort of thing we’ve grown accustomed to hearing from politicians of all political stripes. I’m guessing she wanted to make sure no one could accuse her of “coddling” lazy, entitled, union thug teachers. And if you read/watch the fuller context of what she said during her campaign event in Iowa, you’ll find that she was actually speaking on how she would, as President, support rural schools that are struggling with funding due to governmental policies and shrinking tax bases. With this comment, however, she was more or less saying, We’ll work to keep your school open, but we’re kicking those incompetent jerks two districts over to the curb. Read more>>