A Border Wall Hillary & Teachers’ Unions Defend

Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention didn’t contain much to excite her public education troops, though she did fish out a “zip code” reference as a small treat for them.

Going over her long list of differences with Republican nominee Donald Trump, Clinton declared, “We will not build a wall,” referring to Trump’s much-remarked-upon pledge to build a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

But Clinton, the Democrats and their allies in the public education establishment are not weak on border security. They may be a bit squishy on international borders, but they are downright Trumpesque when it comes to school district borders.

Alan and Candace Hill are both DC police officers who live in Maryland. A DC superior court judge ordered the couple to pay more than $500,000 in fines because they sent their kids to DC public schools without paying the out-of-district tuition. Another victory in the war against the school choice black market.

The Washington Post reports that since 2012 the district “has secured more than 24 monetary judgments and out-of-court settlements totaling more than $1.2 million.”

No word on whether the Hill children were deported back to Maryland.

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3 thoughts on “A Border Wall Hillary & Teachers’ Unions Defend”

  1. Let me get this straight. They were willing to send their kids to DC unionized public schools instead of their suburban schools? Could it be that they worked in DC and found it more convenient for them personally?

  2. Clinton needs to work on her public education policy and change this outrageous concept of school district borders. The cost of education is already pretty high and if parents have to pay more money on top of this for breaking some dubious school district border, then it will get really difficult to afford quality education.

  3. And you are blaming the union for this? ‘Fess up Mike! This is the rule in every district. Sometimes you are Trumpesque your self.

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