Monday, August 01, 2016
Education Reform Billionaires For Hillary Clinton.
I have been getting some hate mail from my fellow teachers and I suspect from our union leadership on my previous post about who supports Hillary Clinton. Their main complainant is that the only alternative is Donald Trump and he is pro charter school and school choice (vouchers). While I agree that Donald Trump's education agenda is terrible for the public schools. If he were to somehow win the presidency, the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) education agenda (not Hillary Clinton's) would deadlock Congress and the Donald would have no choice but to comprise his education agenda if he is to get things done.
By contrast, if Hillary Clinton wins the presidency, she will disregard the DNC education agenda and support the education reformers that have had Barack Obama's backing. Besides the $48.5 million dollars she has received from hedge funds she also is supported by the education reform billionaires as well. Already Eli Broad, Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and the Walton clan has donated loads of money to Hillary's campaign. Moreover, they have strongly and publicly support Hillary Clinton. Does anybody really believe she would ignore their demands?
Hillary Clinton has said she would continue Barack Obama's policies and if that includes education then it will be a another 4 years of hurting public school education as the Republican agenda would be closer to what education reformers want and I can see Hillary Clinton and the Republicans having common cause when it comes to education policy. I hope I'm wrong but I doubt it.