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Hilary’s Math Gaffe Gets SOME Discussion on Public Education

December 24, 2015

Two days ago, Hilary Clinton spoke at a high school in Iowa and made this statement:

“I wouldn’t keep any school open that wasn’t doing better than average.”

When I read this report yesterday in a conservative blog, The Federalist, I figured it was just a hyperbolic statement that her opponents seized on… but today the Washington Post, the New Republic, and a host of other mainstream media outlets seized on it… All of them emphasized the preposterousness of such a proposal and questioned what metric she was using to define “average”. Her point, though, was this: why would we want to send ANY child to a school that was below average? Maybe her gaffe will lead to a national dialogue on that question.

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