As we watched last night, Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s comments at a rally for Sen. Bernie Sanders sure sounded like an argument for school choice. So much so that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos decided to use them to promote education freedom.
— Secretary Betsy DeVos (@BetsyDeVosED) October 20, 2019
During the rally, she told a tale about the inadequacy of education offered in the Bronx and how her family ended up sending her to another school in Westchester County.
.@AOC on her family moving from the Bronx to Westchester so she would receive a better education: “That’s when I got my first taste of a country who allows their kids' destiny to be determined by the zip code that they are born in." pic.twitter.com/ZPmAUSCyc0
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 19, 2019
It’s not the first time that Ocasio-Cortez has used her own life experiences to inadvertently endorse the principles of school choice.
AOC Gives Ammo To School-Choice And Standardized Test Advocates
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) March 23, 2019
Sometimes you wonder if liberals weren’t so focused on being liberals, they might recognize that conservatives have been proposing effective solutions to many of the problems they constantly decry.