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Donald Trump Jr. Blasts ‘Soviet-era’ Schools, Tenured Teachers In RNC Speech

Although they had prime speaking slots at the Republican National Convention here Tuesday, neither New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie nor Speaker of the House Paul Ryan mentioned education in their speeches. Instead, it was Donald Trump Jr., the son of the GOP presidential nominee who devoted a part of his remarks to education, delivering a fiery denunciation of teacher tenure while giving a shout-out to school choice.

Trump Jr. blasted schools for failing American students and serving other interests.

“Our schools used to be an elevator to the middle class. Now they’re stalled on the ground floor,” he said of schools. ”They’re like Soviet-era department stores that are run for the benefit of the clerks and not the customers.”