During a recent campaign event, presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren made the claim that her children went to public schools.
While one of her children did go to public school, her other child primarily went to a private school — and it was a member of Warren’s own campaign who exposed the candidate’s dishonesty, Fox News reports.
Pandering to the left
If there is one thing we have learned about Democrats during this election season, it is that they will say anything if they think it will get them some votes.
Warren has been railing against private schools throughout this campaign, a considerable shift from her prior positions on the issue.
The socialist-leaning presidential candidate used a very loose interpretation of the facts while debating a point with a school activist in Atlanta. Sarah Carpenter, who is with the Powerful Parent Network, went after Warren for her attacks on charter schools.
Carpenter stated: “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 quickly replied: “My children went to public schools.”
The truth comes out
What Warren failed to mention in her reply is that while both her children did attend public schools at various times, her son started attending an elite private school after fifth grade.
Initially, this information was not volunteered by Warren.
Instead, it was outed when the Washington Free Beacon got its hands on a 1986-87 yearbook from Kirby Hall School, an institution that charged $4,700 per year at the time and currently charges about $15,000 per year for tuition.
A member of Warren’s campaign then issued a statement on the matter, stating that the candidate’s daughter went through the public school system but that her son only attended public school through the fifth grade.
The campaign aide then tried to deflect, stating that Warren wanted to make every public school in the country a “great school.” The statement would go on to say that Warren does not believe public dollars should be used for charter schools until they are made accountable to the same requirements of traditional public schools.