Elizabeth Warren Caught On Video Lying To Voter About Sending Her Kids To Public School

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Once again, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), 70, has been caught in another blatant lie that she tried to correct after the fact. Does she really think no one will look into this stuff? I guess she’s just that arrogant. On Thursday, she told a school choice activist in Atlanta that she had sent both of her children to public school. On Friday, her campaign told a different story to The Washington Free Beacon. That’s called lying.

In a video on Twitter, Sarah Carpenter of the Powerful Parent Network challenged Warren’s opposition to charter schools, at one point saying: “We are going to have the same choice that you had for your kids because I read that your children went to private schools.” Warren then proceeded to lie which is always her default, knee-jerk defense. “My children went to public schools,” Warren told Carpenter.

From Fox News:

“However, a yearbook obtained by The Washington Free Beacon showed Warren’s son Alex attended Kirby Hall School during the 1986-1987 school year. The online publication reported that the school currently charges nearly $15,000 per year for tuition, up from $4,700 in 1995, the earliest year for which records are available.

“Elizabeth’s daughter went to public school. Her son went to public school until 5th grade,” a Warren aide told Fox News. “Elizabeth wants every kid to get a great education regardless of where they live, which is why her plan makes a historic investment in our public schools. Every public school should be a great school. Her plan does not affect funding for existing non-profit charter schools, but she believes we should not put public dollars behind a further expansion of charters until they are subject to the same accountability requirements as public schools.”

“Warren’s rally in Atlanta on Thursday night was disrupted by a large group of school choice activists.

“Fighters I want to talk about tonight are black women,” Warren began, drawing applause and cheers. “As a white woman, I will never fully understand the discrimination, the pain, the harm that black Americans have experienced just because of the color of their skin.”

“Suddenly some protesters began chanting: “Our children, our choice!” as Warren tried to speak over them.

“Warren supporters then tried to drown out the protesters by chanting “Warren!” “Warren!”

“The protesters then countered with “Dream big, our choice!”

“All right, so let’s talk a little,” Warren said, attempting to engage with the dissenters.

“But the protesters continued chanting, first “We want to be heard!” and then back to “Our children, our choice!”’

Education researcher Corey DeAngelis blew this wide open. He was the one that found that Warren’s son went to “an expensive private school in Austin Texas (Kirby Hall School).” Warren’s son attended Kirby Hall School in 1987. It is a private school that charges a tuition rate of somewhere around $18,000 annually and is located close to the University of Texas at Austin. In a yearbook entry, DeAngelis found that Alex Warren was a 5th grade Kirby Hall student in 1987. The college preparatory school is known for its ‘academically advanced curriculum’ and offers small class sizes for students in grades K-12.

Warren has made campaigning against school choice a major plank of her presidential candidacy. Under her education plan, for-profit charter schools would be banned and she encourages policymakers to “resist efforts to divert public funds out of traditional public schools.” But that evidently only applies to the unwashed masses, not to Warren, who is an elitist and ‘deserves’ to have the choice of putting her children in private schools. What a hypocrite.

At Warren’s speech in Atlanta, Carpenter explained her choices were limited. She didn’t have the same flexibility as Warren did. “I can’t pack up and say I’m leaving behind and going to Germantown, that’s our suburban area because I can’t afford it,” Carpenter said. “My daughter can’t afford it, so we want to make what we got great whether it’s charter or traditional.”

Warren said she appreciated Carpenter’s concerns about her children and grandchildren and that she would look over her plan but made no promises (because she was lying yet again). “Let me just say, I appreciate nothing more than how much you care about your children and your grandchildren, and getting them educated,” Warren said. “That’s all I want to do. If I don’t have the pieces right, I’ll go back and read it.”

Warren’s plan is radically against educational choice. As RedState points out, she promises to end private-school vouchers and tax credits. She’d block new programs that give families choices and work to shut down existing ones. She’d also ban for-profit charter schools, end federal funding for new charters and add more regulatory barriers to opening them. It’s a Teachers’ Union dream: It calls for boosts in funding to government-run schools and more red tape for their competition.

And having white Warren supporters shout down black pro-educational choice advocates is a VERY bad look for Warren’s campaign. It’s also just plain dumb. Warren, completely puzzled on how to handle the situation, summoned freshman Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) of The Squad infamy, who recently endorsed the senator, to help her address the black protesters. Warren is even caught on video asking Pressley in the heat of the situation, “What do we do with this?” Just wow.

“You are welcome here,” Pressley told protesters. “The senator is here to talk about the contributions, fighters like you, have made to history so, in this moment, there are many people that do not know this story because we have rendered as a historical footnote in history so I am going to appeal to you to not dishonor that history.”

“We are grateful for your activism and your voice and you are welcome here and we would love to convene after this about the issue that you are here to stoke our consciousness about,” she added. What a bunch of placating blather.

School choice is yet another great example of how a little accountability can make a big difference in providing opportunities outside the stranglehold of government solutions. Yet Warren wants more government intrusion into all sorts of complex market systems, from healthcare to education to energy.

Rather than supporting more one-size-fits-all solutions to complex problems, Warren should listen to the protesters demanding school choice. But she’s a Marxist elitist who is very wealthy and entitled. With Warren, it’s ‘do as I say, not do as I do.’ School choice for me, but not for thee.

Sources: Fox News, Big League Politics, RedState, The Daily Wire, PJ Media, The Daily Caller, The Epoch Times, Twitchy, The Washington Free Beacon, The Washington Examiner

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