Ooops, a campaign trail misstatement!


Hillary went to a small district in rural Iowa to praise a local public school. Loose lips sink ships. She said she would close schools that were below average. Most interpreted that statement to mean half the public schools in the nation, since average means–uh–average.


She mis-spoke. Hillary understands that the federal government doesn’t close schools. Period. A mistake. A slip of the tongue. An unthinking bow to corporatist ideology. She was wrong and she knows it. She has to walk back this careless statement. We don’t need any more school closings. Such closings have had a disproportionately harmful affect on communities of color.  Talk about school support, school helping, not closings. That’s yesterday.