Warren’s latest lie came after she was protested by a segment of the audience attending a speech of hers at Clark-Atlanta University, a historically black college. Ironically, the protests broke out right as Warren was verbally self-flagellating over her white privilege. “Our voice, our choice!” chanted the protesters, who were against Warren’s opposition to school against.
Warren spoke to Sarah Carpenter, the leader of the protests, at the end of her rally. “I read that your children went to private schools,” Carpenter told Warren, highlighting her hypocrisy in opposing charter schools. Warren flat out denied the claim.
“No, my children went to public schools.”
Holy shit. I have Warren on video lying about where she sent her kids to school.
Sarah Carpenter: "I read that your children went to private schools"
Warren: "No my children went to public schools" pic.twitter.com/PEHr3jNvjx
— Corey A. DeAngelis (@DeAngelisCorey) November 22, 2019
The only options are that Warren is flat out lying, or simply doesn’t realize that this fact had recently been brought to light. The Reason Foundation’s Corey A. DeAngelis had already proved otherwise (hence his shock in the above tweet). As he wrote earlier in the month in the New York Post earlier in the month regarding his revelation:
…Using her son Alex Warren’s full name and birth year (1976), I searched for school yearbooks on the premium version of Ancestry.com and found one record from 1987. The fifth-grade yearbook picture indeed appears to be Warren’s son, matching family photos online.
The record was from Kirby Hall School, a private school only a half-mile from the University of Texas at Austin, where Warren taught. It’s not clear if Alex attended Kirby or any other private school during any other year, but if Warren was willing to pay the cost, she certainly had the option.
Kirby’s current tuition is $17,875 per year. The school also boasts a student-teacher ratio of only 5 to 1; that ratio in public schools is three times as high. And every one of Kirby’s graduates goes to college.
This isn’t the first time Warren has been accused of hypocrisy on the issue of school choice. In her 2003 book “The Two Income Trap” she wrote a comment appearing to support school choice; “Short of buying a new home, parents currently have only one way to escape a failing public school: Send the kids to private school. But there is another alternative, one that would keep much-needed tax dollars inside the public school system while still reaping the advantages offered by a voucher program. Local governments could enact meaningful reform by enabling parents to choose from among all the public schools in a locale, with no presumptive assignment based on neighborhood.”
Playing damage control, Warren’s campaign website says “The key word here, of course, is ‘public.’ In 2017, Elizabeth was asked about her suggestion in The Two-Income Trap and again reiterated that the idea is about finding ways to allow children to attend different public schools, not to divert resources away from private schools to subsidize attendance at private schools.”
So if that’s the case, she’s simply been a lifelong hypocrite on the issue.