Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was called out at the end of her rally at the historically black Clark-Atlanta University for falsely asserting that her children attended public school to a school-choice activist group—though this isn’t the first time she had been dishonest with her supporters.
When approached by the leader of the protests from Power Parent Network after the rally, Sarah Carpenter, who asked to confirm whether Warren’s children “went to private schools,” Warren firmly denied so.
“No, my children went to public schools,” Warren responded.
Director of School Choice at Reason Foundation and New York Post contributor Corey A. DeAngelis was in shock when he tweeted the news.
“Holy [expletive],” DeAngelis exclaimed on a Nov. 22 tweet while sharing a clip of Warren’s interaction with Carpenter on Twitter. “I have Warren on video lying about where she sent her kids to school.”
But Warren’s statement contradicts what DeAngelis had reported in the New York Post—Warren’s son, Alex Warren in fact attended Kirby Hall School, a Texas private school in Austin that is located near the University of Texas where Warren taught at the time.
Kirby Hall School, where students are taught in classrooms with a student-teacher ratio of 5 to 1—one-third as many students per instructor as the average in public schools—currently boasts a tuition of $18,000. However, the cost of tuition in the late 1980s when Warren’s son attended school is unclear.
The Massachusetts senator has also reportedly denied supporting private school vouchers and claimed that past statements she has made concerning school choice applied only to public schools, according to FactSquad’s information page on Elizabeth Warren.
In fact, the latest blunder on her children’s education history isn’t the first time Warren has been dishonest.
Warren, after having her “Native American” heritage exposed by the Boston Herald in 2012, had no choice but to admit to listing herself as a minority faculty member at Harvard Law School despite being Caucasian.
“I listed myself in the directory in the hopes that it might mean that I would be invited to a luncheon, a group something that might happen with people who are like I am,” Warren said as justification to the Herald. “Nothing like that ever happened, so I stopped checking it off.”
But apparently Warren had listed herself as Native American on numerous occasions at a series of institutions for years before she enrolled at Harvard—with one example being listing herself as an “American Indian” on her Texas State Bar registration card in 1986.
To add to the list, Warren, who claimed to be the author of a 1984 Indian cookbook titled “Pow Wow Chow,” had in fact ripped off the recipes from a variety of books and magazines with no connections to her Oklahoma background or he self-proclaimed “American Indian” heritage.
For instance, as Emily Larsen of the Washington Examiner has pointed out, Warren’s recipe for Crab with Tomato Mayonnaise Dressing is outright plagiarized—down to the last word—from French chef Pierre Franey’s recipe found in the New York Times published in Aug. 22, 1979.
Warren did not attempt to explain why she was dishonest about her children’s education history as of yet.