A platoon of educators Tuesday afternoon gathered outside a Hillary Clinton campaign office in Upper Arlington, an affluent suburb of Columbus with The Ohio State University nearby, to declare their support for the Clinton-Kaine presidential ticket, especially on issues related to education.

Comments delivered emphasized that “to make the economy work for everyone, every child — no matter his or her background — should have access to a high-quality education and praising her decades-long record of fighting for children and families.”

Becky Higgins, Ohio Education Association President, Melissa Cropper, Ohio Federation of Teachers President, high school Social Studies teacher Phil Hayes and high school Civics teacher Gina Daniels took turns explaining why Donald Trump would be a disaster if elected president.

They rode a yellow school bus from Cincinnati to Dayton to Columbus that served as the backdrop for their remarks today. On Wednesday the platoon will continue it’s journey around Ohio with stops in Youngstown and Cleveland then onto Toledo.

The call to arms from Democrats and the Clinton-Kaime campaign is that Donald Trump’s experience in the field of education solely rests with his fraudulent ‘Trump University.’ Education policies of the kind that Mr. Trump proposes, as he did yesterday when he outlined a $20 billion ransacking of state unemployment funds to to pay for leave a company should but isn’t paying for, would prove disastrous for public schools in general, and teachers and kids alike.

The group said Donald Trump’s plan would jeopardize funding for more than 2,100 public schools in Ohio that currently serve more than 825,000 students.

 

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