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Choosing Unions Over Children

- July 3, 2016

Once A Charter School Supporter, Clinton Has "Backpedaled Into The Arms Of Activists In The Democratic Base"

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TOP TAKEAWAYS

  • Today, Clinton will speak to the National Education Association, a teachers union and the "nation's biggest labor group."
  • While Clinton is likely to tout her opposition to charter schools, she can't erase the fact that in 1999 she urged the NEA to "stand behind" the charter school movement.
  • Clinton's new anti-charter position directly conflicts more than twenty years of public statements and actions by her and Bill Clinton to expand the use of charter schools.
  • Clinton's flip-flop was an "incredible act of political expediency" to avoid the wrath of the nation's teachers unions and to nail down the support of left-wing voters in the face of the Sanders insurgency.
  • While Clinton may see this as another one of her many flip-flops, by opposing charter schools Clinton is harming "the poor parents and children who Democrats claim to represent."

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Today, Clinton Will Address The Annual Meeting Of The National Education Association (NEA) In Washington, D.C. "It's an election year in the nation's capital, and Secretary Hillary Clinton, presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee, will address delegates on Tuesday, July 5." ("NEA Delegates Arrive In Washington, D.C., For 154th Annual Meeting," National Education Association, 6/28/16)

The NEA Is "The Nation's Biggest Labor Group" And Endorsed Clinton Last Year In The Democrat Primary. "Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday won the backing of the nation's biggest labor group, the National Education Association, an endorsement that was expected but that nonetheless gives her a boost as she heads toward the first nominating contests." (Maggie Haberman, "Hillary Clinton Gets Backing Of National Education Association," The New York Times , 10/3/15)

Clinton Will Likely Discuss Her Anti-Charter School Stance, Which She Has Touted To Teachers Unions On The Campaign Trail

In November 2015, Clinton Stated That "Most Charter Schools…Don't Take The Hardest-To-Teach Kids," Echoing A Line Used By Charter School Opponents. CLINTON: "And here's a couple of problems. Most charter schools - I don't want to say every one - but most charter schools, they don't take the hardest-to-teach kids, or, if they do, they don't keep them. And so the public schools are often in a no-win situation, because they do, thankfully, take everybody, and then they don't get the resources or the help and support that they need to be able to take care of every child's education." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks At The Legislative Black Caucus Town Hall , Orangeburg, SC, 11/7/15)

  • Politico Headline: "Hillary Clinton Rebukes Charter Schools" (Kimberly Hefling, "Hillary Clinton Rebukes Charter Schools," Politico, 11/9/15)

In A July 2015 American Federation Of Teachers (AFT) Candidate Questionnaire, Clinton Said Charter Schools Have Moved Away From Their "Original Purpose." CLINTON: "Charters should be held to the same standards, and to the same level of accountability and transparency to which traditional public schools are held. This includes the requirements of civil rights laws. They can innovate and help improve educational practices. But I also believe that we must go back to the original purpose of charter schools. Where charters are succeeding, we should be doing more to ensure that their innovations can be widely disseminated throughout our traditional public school system. Where they are failing, they should be closed." ("Candidate Questionnaire: Hillary Rodham Clinton," American Federation Of Teachers, 7/17/15)

DESPITE HER CURRENT ANTI-CHARTER STANCE, CLINTON PREVIOUSLY BACKED CHARTER SCHOOLS SINCE THE 1990S

17 Years Ago Today, Clinton Spoke Glowingly Of Charter Schools Before The NEA's 1999 Annual Meeting, Urging The Union To "Stand Behind" Charter Schools

In A 1999 Speech To The National Education Association, Clinton Encouraged The Union To "Continue To Stand Behind The Charter School Movement." CLINTON: "I also hope that you will continue to stand behind the charter school/public school movement, because I believe that parents do deserve greater choice within the public school system to meet the unique needs of their children." (First Lady Hillary Clinton, Remarks To The National Education Association, Orlando, FL, 7/5/99)

  • Clinton Recounted Visiting A Washington, D.C. Charter School, Where She Asked Representatives From The School System "Why Don't You Start Another School Like That?" CLINTON: "I recently, a few years ago, gave a commencement at a school in Washington, D.C., that has very selective admissions criteria. And the students there know that when they go there they are going to have to take much harder classes, they are going to have to study Latin, and they really are going to have to apply themselves. And every year the school system and the application process had hundreds more students applying than they could possibly accommodate in that one school. And I said to the people in the school and in the school system, 'Why don't you start another school like that?' Because clearly these students and their parents want to be held accountable for this higher curricular standard." (First Lady Hillary Clinton, Remarks To The National Education Association, Orlando, FL, 7/5/99)
  • Clinton: "We Will See That The Charter School Movement Led By Experienced, Committed, Expert Educators Will Be One Of the Ways We Will Have Turned Around The Entire Public School System." CLINTON: "Well, slowly but surely, we're beginning to create schooling opportunities through the public school charter system that are providing those kinds of options for parents and students-raising academic standards, empowering educators. And I invite educators to be at the forefront of this. Because I know that the NEA has already helped to create a number of charter schools. And I'm very pleased that you have done this, because I think when we look back on the 1990s, we will see that the charter school movement led by experienced, committed, expert educators will be one of the ways we will have turned around the entire public school system." (First Lady Hillary Clinton, Remarks To The National Education Association, Orlando, FL, 7/5/99)

As Recently As Her Time As Secretary Of State, Clinton Has Promoted Charter Schools

When Asked About Ways To Improve Education At A June 2012 Town Hall In Latvia, Then-Secretary Of State Clinton Emphasized The U.S. Focus On Charter Schools. CLINTON: "So here are some things we're trying in the United States, for your consideration. We are emphasizing what are called charter schools or magnet schools. Now, what are they? Well, we want to get more kids excited by what they're learning, and we want frankly to get more of their parents involved in education so that they support their kids when they're studying. So we have specialty schools, like if you're really interested in math and science, you might be able to go to a math and science magnet; if you're interested in the creative arts - you're a dancer, you're a singer, which all of you are, or an artist in some other way - you would go to a magnet school for that; or if you just want a different mode of studying - you want smaller class size, you want open classrooms. I mean, there's just all kinds of educational ideas out there." (Secretary Hillary Clinton, Remarks At A Townterview With Latvian Youth, Riga, Latvia, 6/28/12)

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Clinton Said Some Charter Schools Have "Really Succeeded" While Others Were Shut Down, Highlighting Charters' Ability To Innovate In Education. CLINTON: "Well again, you need to try to open up your systems for some freedom to experiment. And some experiments will fail. We have some charter schools that have had to be closed down. They were poorly run, they had poor results, the kids didn't learn anything. But we have had others that have really succeeded." (Secretary Hillary Clinton, Remarks At A Townterview With Latvian Youth, Riga, Latvia, 6/28/12)

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In 2009, Clinton Spoke On Behalf Of The Obama Administration At The Manhattan Charter School. "[U.S. Trade Representative Ron] Kirk was one of 23 cabinet members and other top administration officials who fanned out to visit schools across the country to hammer home Mr. Obama's message. In New York, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited the Manhattan Charter School." (Sam Dillon, "Presidential Pep Talk Kicks Off Year For Students," The New York Times, 9/8/09)

Clinton Strongly Pushed To Expand Charter Schools "Since The 1990s"

Clinton Had Been A Supporter Of Charter Schools "Since The 1990s." "Every [sic] since the 1990s, Clinton has expressed support for charter schools, but in Saturday's remarks, she said something that is likely to irritate her supporters within the Democratic Party who are avid backers of charter schools as a principal means of reforming public education: that most charters don't accept those students who are the most difficult to educate, or, if they do, they 'don't keep them.'" (Valerie Strauss, "Hillary Clinton: 'Most Charter Schools 'Don't Take The Hardest-To-Teach Kids, Or, If They Do, They Don't Keep Them,'" The Washington Post , 11/8/15)

While Running For President In 2008, Clinton Supported Charter Schools. "This year, Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama and former Gov. Bill Richardson, candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, have all voiced support for quality charters. So have a few teachers' union officials." (Sam Dillon, "Ohio Goes After Charter Schools That Are Failing," The New York Times, 11/8/07)

In 1998, Clinton Said That She Believed That "Charter Schools Are A Way Of Bringing Teachers And Parents And Communities Together." CLINTON: "We're here because we believe that charter school can play a significant part in revitalizing and strengthening public schools today - by offering greater flexibility from bureaucratic rules, so that parents, teachers, and the community can design and run their own schools, and focus on setting goals and getting results. As you know, this Administration, and, particularly the President, are deeply committed to improving public education and has been fighting for that ever since he arrived here in the White House. The President wants to expand public charter schools that are open to everyone; that are non-sectarian; that are accountable for results; that provide real choices to parents and students. The President believes, as I do, that charter schools are a way of bringing teachers and parents and communities together." (First Lady Hillary Clinton, Remarks At A Charter School Meeting, Washington, DC, 8/4/98)

In September 1997, Clinton Said Charter Schools "Should Be Seen As A Liberation Of Public Schools." "First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton weighed in on the issue, saying charter schools have been effective in educating children ill-served by standard schools. 'The charter school movement should not be seen as a threat to public schools. They should be seen as a liberation of public schools,' she said." (Sonya Ross, "Clinton Threatens Veto Of Education Bill That Excludes Testing," The Associated Press , 9/20/97)

In Her 1996 Book, It Takes A Village, Clinton Lauded Charter Schools As A Way To "Break Through Bureaucratic Attitudes." "In her 1996 book 'It Takes a Village,' Clinton endorsed charters as just the kind of innovation that could overcome stifling bureaucracy and return control to parents and teachers. 'I favor promoting choice among public schools, much as the President's Charter Schools Initiative encourages,' she wrote. 'Federal funding is needed to break through bureaucratic attitudes that block change and frustrate students and parents, driving some to leave public schools.'" (Kimberly Hefling, "Hillary Clinton Rebukes Charter Schools," Politico, 11/9/15)

In 1993, Clinton "Publicly Applauded" Charters While Then-President Bill Clinton Created Policies That Expanded Charter Schools. "When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, there was a lone charter school in Minnesota, according to advocates. He helped create a grant program that provides seed money to open charters, providing hundreds of millions of dollars over the years and paving the way for thousands to open. As first lady, Hillary Clinton publicly applauded the program." (Kimberly Hefling, "Hillary Clinton Rebukes Charter Schools," Politico, 11/9/15)

Bill Clinton Considers Himself "The Father" Of Charter Schools

In A 2015 E-mail Exchange, Bill Clinton's Former Economic Adviser Gene Sperling Said That Bill Considers Himself The "Father" Of Charter Schools. "It turns out her husband, former President Bill Clinton, considers himself the 'father' of charter schools, according to a February 2015 email between Gene Sperling, a veteran of both the Clinton and Obama administrations, and Victoria Suarez-Palomo, Education Secretary Arne Duncan's special advisor on strategy and planning. 'WJC may be more interested in narrowly helping best charter schools which he considers himself the father of -- as opposed to ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) generally -- but will try to find out,' Sperling wrote." (Anita Kumar, "Clinton Distances Herself From Charter Schools, One Of Her Husband's Legacies," McClatchy , 11/13/15)

  • "Bill Clinton And His Family Foundation Have Long Been Involved In The Promotion Of Charter Schools." (Anita Kumar, "Clinton Distances Herself From Charter Schools, One Of Her Husband's Legacies," McClatchy, 11/13/15)

In 2014, Bill Clinton Told The Huffington Post That He "Had Been A Backer Of Charter Schools When Their Use First Expanded In The 1990s." "After his speech, Clinton told The Huffington Post that he had been a backer of charter schools when their use first expanded in the 1990s. He said the deal was that in exchange for being 'unfettered,' they were supposed to do a better job of educating students -- or they would be closed." (Joy Resmovits, "Bill Clinton: Charter Schools Must Be Held To 'The Original Bargain,'" The Huffington Post, 9/24/14)

In January 2005, Bill Clinton Opened A Children's Zone Headquarters In Harlem That Houses A Charter School. "Calling it a 'powerful beacon of light shedding rays of hope' throughout Harlem, former President Bill Clinton today helped open the Harlem Children's Zone headquarters, a $41 million building that will house administrative offices, a charter school, a community center and a medical and dental clinic." (Press Release, "Former President Bill Clinton Helps Open Harlem Children's Zone Headquarters," The Clinton Foundation , 1/19/05)

As President, Bill Clinton Was A Big Supporter Of Charter Schools; Only One Existed When He Took Office And His Administration Aimed To Open 3,000 During His Presidency. "Just one charter school existed nationally when Clinton took office in 1993, he said. Now there are more than 1,700, and the administration hopes to help foster 3,000 by 2001, Clinton said. 'Charter schools offer parents and students more choice in the kinds of public education available to them, coupled with public accountability,' Education Secretary Richard Riley said." ("Clinton Says GOP Tax Cut Threatens Public Education," Los Angeles Times, 8/29/99)

  • By 2000, A Department Of Education Report Determined That Nearly 1500 Charter Schools Had Opened During Clinton's Presidency. "Just eight years ago, when Clinton was first elected, there was one such school - in Minnesota. Today, 1,484 schools, many with multiple sites, operate in 27 states and the District of Columbia, with 37 states and the District having laws supporting their establishment. New York, Oklahoma and Oregon passed the latest measures last year. Nearly 90,000 children were served by 421 newly opened charter schools in the last school year, the department reported." (Anjetta McQueen, "Report: Public Choice School Movement Growing," The Associated Press , 2/11/00)

In A 1999 Radio Address, Bill Clinton Endorsed Charter Schools, Saying They Were "Innovative," "Freer Of Red Tape And Top-Down Management," And Promoted "Excellence And Competition." PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: "Charter schools are innovative public schools started by educators, parents, and communities, open to students of every background or ability. But they're freer of redtape and top-down management than most of our schools are, and in return for greater flexibility, charter schools must set and meet the highest standards, and stay open only as long as they do. Also, charter schools don't divert taxpayer dollars from our public school system; instead, they use those dollars to promote excellence and competition within the system. And in so doing, they spur all our public schools to improve." (President Bill Clinton, The Weekly Address Of The President Of The United States, Washington, DC, 8/28/99)

  • Clinton Touted The Fact That 1700 Charter Schools Opened During His Presidency. CLINTON: "I am proud of the progress we've made so far. When I was first elected President, there was only one charter school in the entire country. This year there will be more than 1,700 of them. We're well on our way to meeting my goal of establishing 3,000 charter schools nationwide in the first year of the new century." (President Bill Clinton, The Weekly Address Of The President Of The United States, Washington, DC, 8/28/99)
  • Clinton Said Charter Schools Were "The Right Choice" For "An Increasing Number Of Families." CLINTON: "For an increasing number of families, charter schools are the right choice. In fact, there are now waiting lists at 7 out of 10 existing charter schools, as more parents realize that more innovation and creativity can produce good results for their children." (President Bill Clinton, The Weekly Address Of The President Of The United States, Washington, DC, 8/28/99)

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Bill Clinton's Secretary Of Education, Richard Riley, Supported Charter Schools, Saying Charters "Are Providing Parents And Students With Choice They Want And Deserve." "'We can see that there is a continued need for our support of these schools,' Education Secretary Richard Riley said in releasing the report Friday. 'Public charter schools are providing parents and students with choice they want and deserve.'' (Anjetta McQueen, "Report: Public Choice School Movement Growing," The Associated Press , 2/11/00)

CLINTON HAS FLIP-FLOPPED TO APPEASE TEACHERS UNIONS AND NAIL DOWN THE SUPPORT OF LEFT-WING DEMOCRAT VOTERS

"A Decades-Long Supporter" Of Charter Schools, Clinton Flip-Flopped To "Nail Down The Support Of Liberal Blocs" In Her Primary Against Sanders

Clinton's Recent Shift On Charter Schools "Mirrors Other Moves Clinton Has Made To Nail Down The Support Of Liberal Blocs In The Face Of The Progressive Challenge Of Bernie Sanders." "The change in tone on charter schools mirrors other moves Clinton has made to nail down the support of liberal blocs in the face of the progressive challenge of Bernie Sanders, including her recent decision to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership." (Kimberly Hefling, "Hillary Clinton Rebukes Charter Schools," Politico, 11/9/15)

Clinton's 2016 Rhetoric Sounds "Less Like A Decades-Long Supporter Of Charter Schools" And More Like "A Teachers Union President" As She Criticized Charter Schools. "Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sounded less like a decades-long supporter of charter schools over the weekend and more like a teachers union president when she argued that most of these schools 'don't take the hardest-to-teach kids, or, if they do, they don't keep them.' Her comments in South Carolina came straight from charter school critics' playbook and distanced her from the legacies of her husband, former President Bill Clinton - credited with creating a federal stream of money to launch charters around the country - and President Barack Obama, whose administration has dangled federal incentives to push states to become more charter friendly." (Kimberly Hefling, "Hillary Clinton Rebukes Charter Schools," Politico, 11/9/15)

Clinton Changed Her Position On Charter Schools To Please Teacher Unions, Who Have Donated Heavily To The Clintons

Clinton Has "Won Endorsements From The Country's Two Major Teachers Unions," The NEA And The American Federation Of Teachers (AFT). "Clinton won endorsements from the country's two major teachers unions over the objections of some rank-and-file members who questioned her education priorities, including her long history of support for charter schools. The backing of the AFT and especially the 3-million-strong National Education Association - the nation's largest union - gave her a welcome boost ahead of the Democrats' first debate, as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was gaining momentum and Vice President Joe Biden was seriously considering a run." (Kimberly Hefling, "Hillary Clinton Rebukes Charter Schools," Politico, 11/9/15)

But Rank And File Teachers Union Members Specifically Objected To Endorsing Clinton Because Of Her "Long History Of Support For Charter Schools." "Clinton won endorsements from the country's two major teachers unions over the objections of some rank-and-file members who questioned her education priorities, including her long history of support for charter schools." (Kimberly Hefling, "Hillary Clinton Rebukes Charter Schools," Politico, 11/9/15)

The Nation's Two Major Teachers' Unions Are Amongst The Clintons' Biggest Donors, Contributing At Least A Combined $3 Million To The Clintons. "Today, the two major national teachers' unions rank among the Clintons' biggest supporters. The National Education Association has contributed at least $1.3 million to bolster their races, while the American Federation of Teachers has given more than $756,000 to support them politically and at least $1 million to their foundation." (Matea Gold, Tom Hamburger, and Anu Narayanswamy, "Two Clintons. 41 Years. $3 Billion," The Washington Post, 11/19/15)

Teachers Unions Have Spent Millions Opposing Charter Schools

Teachers Unions Have Worked Against Charter Schools For Years, As They Worry About Losing Their Clout And Dues To Non-Union Schools. "Unions say they aren't anti-charter but often attack the schools, a majority of which employ teachers who aren't unionized, accusing them of siphoning off money from traditional public schools." (Kimberly Hefling, "Hillary Clinton Rebukes Charter Schools," Politico, 11/9/15)

The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board: "Unions Loathe Charter Competition, And Mrs. Clinton Is Returning The Favor Of These Early Endorsements." "Why the sudden change? Her press assistant explained to Politico that 'Hillary Clinton looks at the evidence. That's what she did here.' Sorry, that quote is from Randi Weingarten, president of the 1.6 million-member American Federation of Teachers that endorsed Mrs. Clinton in July, 16 months before Election Day. The National Education Association followed. Unions loathe charter competition, and Mrs. Clinton is returning the favor of these early endorsements." (Editorial, "Clinton Turns Against Charters," The Wall Street Journal, 11/11/15)

Teachers Unions Oppose Charters Because They Hire Non-Union Workers. "Teachers unions often oppose charters-funded by taxpayers but run by independent groups-because they typically hire nonunion workers and, labor leaders argue, drain money from struggling traditional public schools. Proponents say charter schools offer parents a choice and are free to adopt innovations such as instituting a longer school day and year, or laying off teachers based strictly on performance." (Stephanie Banchero, "Charter-School Fight Flares Up in Illinois," The Wall Street Journal, 4/8/14)

Between 2010 And 2013, Teachers Unions Pumped $2.5 Million Into Groups That Attacked Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) For Supporting Charter Schools. "Teachers unions funneled $2.5 million into what Gov. Cuomo called 'front groups' to do their dirty work attacking him for supporting charter schools and opposing tax hikes. The rebranded ACORN - New York Communities for Change - received a total of $1.3 million from the United Federation of Teachers and New York State United Teachers from 2010 to 2013. The unions also pumped $1.2 million into a group called Alliance for Quality Education. Both issued statements accusing the governor of 'pay-to-play politics' for backing charter schools because of campaign contributions he received from charter-supporting 'Wall Street billionaires.'" (Carl Campanile, "Teachers Unions Gave $2.5M To Groups Attacking Cuomo," New York Post, 3/24/14)

EDUCATION REFORM ADVOCATES AND EDITORIAL BOARDS HAVE STRONGLY REBUKED CLINTON FOR HER CHARTER FLIP-FLOP

The Hill's Juan Williams: Clinton's Change On Charters Was An "Incredible Act Of Political Expediency" To Win The Endorsements Of Teachers' Unions. "But in exchange for winning the endorsements of the two big teachers' unions, the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, Clinton has become an opponent of the choice and innovation provided by charter schools. Here is her explanation for this incredible act of political expediency: 'Most charter schools - I don't want to say every one - but most charter schools, they don't take the hardest-to-teach kids, or, if they do, they don't keep them,' Mrs. Clinton said at an event hosted by the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus." (Juan Williams, Op-Ed, "Hillary Betrays Charter Schools," The Hill, 11/23/15)

Shavar Jeffries, President Of The Liberal-Leaning Democrats For Education Reform, Stated He Was "Very Troubled And Concerned" With Clinton's New Anti-Charter Stance. "'There's no doubt that we're very troubled and concerned,' said Shavar Jeffries, president of Democrats for Education Reform. 'We don't want any sort of slowdown on the Obama legacy of expanding high-quality charter seats, particularly for families of color, many of whom are attending schools that are failing them.'" (Lyndsey Layton, "Hillary Clinton Wades Into The Internal Democratic Debate Over Public Schools," The Washington Post , 11/11/15)

Jeanne Allen, Founder Of The Center For Education Reform, Said Clinton Sounded Like "An Aloof, Elite Candidate From A Bygone Era." "'That is absolutely false,' Jeanne Allen, the founder of the Center for Education Reform, said of Clinton's claims about charters. 'She sounds like an aloof, elite candidate from a bygone era, before ed reform was a reality.'" (Lyndsey Layton, "Hillary Clinton Wades Into The Internal Democratic Debate Over Public Schools," The Washington Post , 11/11/15)

Education Reform Advocate Rachel Campos-Duffy: Clinton "Stands With The National Teachers Unions And Other Obstructionists," And Her Argument That Charters Cherry-Pick The Best Students Is "Simply Untrue." "She instead stands with the national teachers unions and other obstructionists who argue that charter schools are only successful because they cherry-pick the best students. That argument is simply untrue. Most charter schools admit students by random lottery, making it impossible for them to pick only the best.'" (Rachel Campos-Duffy, Op-Ed, "Building Up Barriers," U.S. News & World Report , 3/16/16)

  • Campos-Duffy: "Shouldn't Opportunity And Parental Choice In Education Be The Privilege Of All Americans, And Not Just The Elite, Wealthy And Well-Connected?" "Clinton herself chose private school for her daughter, as did our current president for his daughters. For someone who speaks so often about leveling the playing field in America, shouldn't opportunity and parental choice in education be the privilege of all Americans, and not just the elite, wealthy and well-connected?" (Rachel Campos-Duffy, Op-Ed, "Building Up Barriers," U.S. News & World Report , 3/16/16)

The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board: "The Losers" Of Clinton's Opposition To Charter Schools "Will Be The Poor Parents And Children Who Democrats Claim To Represent." "Mrs. Clinton's charter reversal suggests her Education Department would be a wholly owned union subsidiary. The losers will be the poor parents and children who Democrats claim to represent." (Editorial, "Clinton Turns Against Charters," The Wall Street Journal, 11/11/15)

The Denver Post Editorial Board: "And So We Note That Hillary Clinton, Yet Again, Has Backpedaled Into The Arms Of Activists In The Democratic Base." "One of the depressing features of every political campaign is the way candidates distance themselves from previous positions taken when they felt at liberty to take a risk. And so we note that Hillary Clinton, yet again, has backpedaled into the arms of activists in the Democratic base - this time on education policy." (Editorial, "Hillary Clinton's Flip-Flop On Charter Schools," The Denver Post, 11/11/15)


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