Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has campaigned against school of choice policies. Apparently, she doesn’t think parents should be able to send their children to better schools but should be bound by the school that is closest in proximity to them, even if it is failing.
However, she doesn’t practice this way of thinking.
A new report indicates that Warren sends her son to a prestigious private school, effectively choosing the school her son attends in contradiction with her policy position.
According to The Daily Caller:
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is pledging to crack down on school choice if elected, despite the fact that she sent her own son to an elite private school, publicly available records show.
The 2020 presidential candidate’s public education plan would ban for-profit charter schools — a proposal first backed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders — and eliminate government incentives for opening new non-profit charter schools, even though Warren has praised charter schools in the past.
“To keep our traditional public school systems strong, we must resist efforts to divert public funds out of traditional public schools,” Warren stated in her plan.
Warren has pledged to reduce education options for families, but she chose to send her son Alexander to Kirby Hall, an elite private school near Austin. Tuition for Kirby Hall’s lower and middle schools — kindergarten through eighth grade — is $14,995 for the 2019-2020 school year. A year of high school costs $17,875.
It is odd that Warren would use her free choice to pick the school her son attended but wouldn’t allow poor disadvantaged families this same opportunity.