• Warren's Son Attended One of Nation's Most Elite Private Schools - Camp

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    The Haverford School’s leafy campus, arched doorways, and neatly
    uniformed boys would seem to denote the sort of class and privilege
    that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has decried on the campaign

    That may be why Warren, confronted by a school-choice activist in
    November, denied that her kids had attended private schools. The 2020 Democratic hopeful insisted that "my kids went to public school"—a
    half-truth, at best, that obscures a reality at odds with her image as
    a scrappy public school teacher-turned-populist crusader.

    While Warren’s daughter, Amelia Warren Tyagi, attended public schools
    for the entirety of her elementary and high school education, her son,
    Alex Warren, spent the majority of his formative years at one of the
    country’s most elite private schools, the Haverford School, according
    to yearbooks obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

    Located in suburban Philadelphia, the all-boys college preparatory
    school employs a "rigorous liberal arts curriculum" that recognizes
    boys' "innate competitiveness," according to the school's website. High
    school tuition runs $39,500 a year. Notable alumni include billionaire
    scions Ronald Perelman and John Middleton, two-time Medal of Honor
    recipient Smedley Darlington Butler, and Free Beacon chairman Michael

    Alex Warren attended the school for six years, from 1988—when he began
    as a sixth grader—until his graduation in 1994, the yearbooks show. He
    spent his junior year in Boston when Warren accepted an invitation to
    teach at Harvard Law School for a year in 1992. In her book A Fighting
    Chance, Warren wrote that her son "took the opportunity to reinvent
    himself at a new high school."

    The Warren campaign did not respond to questions about her son's
    education, including where he studied during his year-long absence from Haverford. The prep school declined comment, citing its privacy

    The revelation comes as Warren, who a month ago was threatening to
    overtake former Vice President Joe Biden as the frontrunner in national
    polls, is struggling to maintain her momentum. And minorities,
    particularly African-American and Latino voters, are expressing
    increasing frustration with the leading Democratic presidential
    candidates, including Warren, for abandoning support for charter
    schools, according to a New York Times report.

    That tension was on display in Atlanta when Sarah Carpenter, the African-American executive director of Memphis Lift, a volunteer
    school-choice organization, told Warren, "We want the same choice for
    our kids that you had for your kids…. I can’t pack up and say, ‘I'm
    leaving Hyde Park and going to Germantown,'—that’s our suburban area—
    because I can’t afford it, my daughter can’t afford it."

    "Elizabeth Warren's current problems are a microcosm of a bigger issue
    for the Democratic Party in general," said Corey DeAngelis, director of
    school choice at the libertarian Reason Foundation. "The left says that
    they want to help the poor, which is a noble goal, but then most of
    their candidates push hard against giving the disadvantaged populations
    more educational options."

    The public school Warren decided against sending her son to was far
    from failing. Property records indicate Alex Warren would have attended
    Lower Merion High School, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
    cited by the Wall Street Journal as "one of the top 50 schools—public
    or private in the United States." Notable alumni include Kobe Bryant
    and Gong Show host Chuck Barris.

    Warren has leaned heavily on her background as a public school teacher
    on the stump. She touted her status as "the only person on this stage
    who has been a public school teacher" during September's Democratic

    "I’ve wanted to be a public school teacher since I was in second grade.
    And let’s be clear in all the ways we talk about this: Money for public
    schools should stay in public schools, not go anywhere else," Warren

    Warren's campaign has also emphasized her own experience as a public
    school student and later, as a teacher. In October, just after Warren
    announced her education plan, it began offering "Public School Made Me" stickers, with the candidate crediting public schools for her success
    in life.

    "This plan is close to my heart, because I attended public school
    growing up in Oklahoma," Warren said in an email to supporters. "Every opportunity I've had—including running for president—started with a
    good education from a public school."

    In her book The Two Income Trap, the Massachusetts senator supported
    vouchers that would have allowed parents to choose among schools.

    "A taxpayer-funded voucher that paid the entire cost of educating a
    child (not just a partial subsidy) would open a range of opportunities
    to all children," Warren wrote. "With fully funded vouchers, parents of
    all income levels could send their children – and the accompanying
    financial support – to the schools of their choice."

    She reversed that position as she launched her presidential campaign.
    Her education plan, which has won the support of the country's most
    powerful teachers' unions, calls for the "aggressive oversight" of
    charter schools and vows to eliminate federal funding for charter
    school expansion.

    Those unions, the National Education Association and the American
    Federation of Teachers, have been generous donors to Warren’s
    presidential campaign, giving nearly $70,000 combined.

    Watching Democrats come up with schemes to "catch Trump" is like
    watching Wile E. Coyote trying to catch Road Runner.

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