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Trumps Unchecked Support for Unregulated, Unaccountable Charter Schools Hurts Students


WASHINGTON - October 19, 2016 -

“Donald Trump claims charter schools solve every education problem in America. As an educator, I’m not buying that lie. It’s typical Trump: Taking taxpayer money – our children’s money – and sending it to for-profit charter schools. Hillary Clinton understands that unregulated, unaccountable charter schools hurt our children. Hillary’s clear-eyed vision of an education system for every child makes my choice in November even easier.” - Dominique Vacheresse, High School Educator, Columbus, OH

THE FACTS:

• Hillary Clinton has stated that too many charter schools “don’t take the hardest-to-teach kids, or if they do, they don't keep them. And so the public schools are often in a no-win situation.” http://www.politico.com/story/2015/11/hillary-clinton-charter-schools-education-215661

• Donald Trump has demonstrated unequivocal support for charter schools,“ Charter schools, in particular, have demonstrated amazing gains and results in providing education to disadvantaged children and the success of these schools will be a top priority for my Administration.” (“Trump Outlines Bold New Plan for School Choice,” Donald J. Trump for President 9/8/16)


• Mike Pence has taken taxpayer money away from public schools students and turned that public money over to private schools’ bottom line at one of the highest rates in the nation. http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/07/20/486654015/what-did-pence-do-for-schools-as-governor-heres-a-look

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