Hillary Clinton’s America would be like Garrison Keilor’s Lake Wobegone, where all the children are above average.
At a campaign rally Tuesday in Keota, Iowa, Mrs. Clinton said that she would close, by definition, half the nation’s schools — all those that are not above average.
“This school district and these schools throughout Iowa are doing a better than average job,” Mrs. Clinton told the crowd. “Now, I wouldn’t keep any school open that wasn’t doing a better than average job. If a school’s not doing a good job, then you know it may not be good for the kids.”
Left unclear is what would happen a year after about half the nation’s schools had been closed. Of the half that would remain, about half of them would, by mathematical definition, become “below average.”