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Hillary Clinton Declares: I Sweat the Policy Details on Education, Children’s Issues

Her speech was light on K-12 policy specifics, in keeping with a Democratic National Convention that has largely bypassed substantive education talk in favor of more general rhetoric. And she also leaned on language often used by the teachers’ unions, some of her staunchest and earliest allies. 

Clinton said she would to build a country where parents can “send their kids to a good school no matter what ZIP code you live in.” That’s a line straight from the National Education Association’s list of talking points about education. 

Excoriating Trump for his remark at the GOP convention last week in Cleveland that “I alone can fix it,” Clinton mentioned a litany of professions, including “teachers who change lives” who work to address the nation’s needs and problems.