(TNS) Hypocrisy is a requirement in order to be a Democrat in good standing, but the Garbage Party’s speciousness is beginning to wear thin on one of its historic constituencies: Minorities.
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Specifically, black and Latino parents are sick and tired of white progressive Democrat elitists sending their own children to private schools while denying school choice to them, the New York Times reported.
“These are folks that should be champions of black children and allies of black educators,” said Richard Buery, chief of policy at KIPP, the nation’s largest charter network.
Minority parents and educators are becoming more concerned about the issue as leading 2020 Democratic contenders like Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (Vermont) pledge to cut school choice options that are popular in black and Latino communities.
The Times noted further that former Vice President Joe Biden and Mayor Pete Buttigieg omit the schools in their education platforms and have expressed concerns with them.
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And earlier in 2019, House Democrats voted to cut funding for school choice because their real objective is funneling as many American kids as possible into public schools where they can be propagandized to believe things like America sucks and human-linked climate change will destroy the world.
Also, Democrats love the education unions because they contribute to their campaigns.
But their position against charter schools is now pitting white progressive Democrats against minority voters who support them. Several recent polls demonstrate the sharp racial divisions on the issue among Democrats:
In the 2018 data, 47 percent of black Democrats supported charters with 29 percent opposed; similarly, 47 percent of Hispanic Democrats backed charters while 35 percent opposed them. (The remainder neither supported nor opposed charters.) Opposition has held steady among black Democrats since 2016, but ticked up among Hispanics.
The biggest jump in opposition has been among white Democrats, though, going from 37 to 50 percent.
Also, a poll from commissioned by Education Next found that among black and Hispanic Democrats’ “support for charter schools held steady from 2016 to 2018,” while “approval tanked” among white Democrats, dropping from 43 to 27 percent.
No wonder more minorities are supporting President Trump and the GOP, both of whom still favor charter schools.
Sonia Tyler told the Times, “As a single mom with two jobs and five hustles, I’m just feeling kind of desperate.” Adding: “They’re brilliant; they’re curious. It’s not fair. Why shouldn’t I have a choice?”
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