The Democratic candidate who is leading the race to become the candidate who will run against Donald Trump for the U.S. presidency in 2020 said he will end charter schools if he makes it to the White House.

During a speech at the 2020 Public Education Forum, former Vice President Joe Biden said, “If I’m president, [Education Secretary] Betsy De Vos’s whole notion, from charter schools to this, are gone.”

The current system allows a family living in a poor area to send their children to schools they consider better in other areas or to provide a religious education in accordance with their beliefs, something that Joe Biden has supported in the past.

In 2001, the former Democratic vice president under Barack Obama was a staunch supporter of charter schools—private schools that receive public subsidies with the goal of making them more affordable and often Christian, “As my dad would say, ‘Give me a break. I do not think the Federal Government can or should, or any government should, decide to equalize everything.’ As one former president said, life is unfair,” Biden said of the arguments of the radical left that oppose any education beyond the public system and that seek to make all citizens ‘equal,’ according to the National File.

At the time, Biden argued that the competition between schools could even stimulate the public system to improve and thus attract more students.

Now, however, he has suddenly decided to align himself with the most extremist sectors of his party and has promised to end the charter school system.

The fact is that the defenders of this exclusivity of the public education system pursue a homogeneity that clashes with the right of parents to choose their children’s education and that would force them to take their children to the public school closest to their home.

While President Donald Trump is an advocate of the right of parents to decide what kind of education they want for their children, most Democrats are betting on a totally polarized system in which there would only be private education, which only an elite can access, and public and secular education for the rest of the citizens.

It should be noted that presidential hopeful Elisabeth Warren, a former teacher, while defending a million-dollar education reform that would also end charter education and forcibly impose public education on all citizens, sent her son to a very expensive private school, according to Fox News.

Current Secretary of Education Betsy De Vos “has quietly built an impressive résumé of rolling back federal government involvement in the classroom, promoting the expansion of school choice, and encouraging states to be innovative with their education policies,” according to director and legal counsel of education policy at the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty Libby Sobic.

“Thanks to Betsy DeVos, the federal government is issuing fewer regulations, encouraging more innovation in classrooms and by states, while recognizing that the status quo isn’t good enough for America’s students. Her tenure unquestionably is moving K-12 education in the right direction,” Sobic said.

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