Saturday, July 30, 2016
Why Hillary Clinton Is Untrustworthy When It Comes To Public Education.
I have been hearing how Hillary Clinton is the "lesser of the two evils" when it comes to whom I should vote for. According to my fellow blogger nyc educator, he will be holding his nose and vote for Hillary Clinton simply because Donald Trump is worse. If one looks at the education planks of the two parties, its obvious the Democratic party plank is pro public school while the Republican plank is pro charter and would allow vouchers which would dismantle the public school sector. However, experience has shown that the elected President usually disregards their party's plank and imposes his or her own policies. Just look at what President Obama did to the public schools during his eight years as President? He bribed states in using hastily developed high-stakes Common Core based testing and teacher evaluations using "junk Science" that has resulted in massive teacher shortages nationwide. Moreover, he is a charter school supporter and education reformer that has hurt the public schools by diverting scarce resources to the charter schools without the accountability demanded in the public school sector.
Now back to Hillary Clinton. after the Democratic National Committee unveiled their education plank, Eli Broad, one of the most powerful education reformers in the country was concerned. However, according to the Wall Street Journal, Hillary Clinton s husband Bill Clinton quickly reassured Mr. Broad that the DNC's agenda was not Hillary's and she will continue to support the charter school sector. Now it seems that the deep-pocketed Hedge Funds who support and fund charter schools and education reform organizations have contributed, according to a Wall Street Journal article, to Hillary Clinton's campaign $48.5 million dollars in Hedge Fund donations compared to $19,000 for Donald Trump. Do you really think that Hillary Clinton will not support the charter schools given the massive amounts of money the hedge fund community has given to her campaign and their close relationship with Eli Broad?
If Hillary Clinton becomes President of the United States do you really believe that she will abandon the charter school sector? The answer is a loud no and that means that for every dollar that goes to the charter school sector, that's a dollar taken away from public schools and with a charter friendly supporter as President, look for the non-accountable charter school sector to continue to bloom at the expense of the public school system.
If you really trust Hillary Clinton to safeguard public school education then I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.