Sen. Elizabeth Warren weighed-in Monday evening on the ongoing college admission scandal at the nation’s top universities; saying “some folks just think they don’t have to play by the same rules.”
Elizabeth Warren says the recent college admissions scandal highlights wealthy Americans playing by a different set of rules and "we have to put a stop to that." #WarrenTownHall https://t.co/wrJHjBygpM pic.twitter.com/4i6XhQeexm
— CNN (@CNN) March 19, 2019
“How would you help make the American education system fair for all people?” asked one supporter at town hall event in Mississippi.
“This scandal just shows one more time that some folks -the rich- just think that they don’t have to play by the same rules as everyone else. They can just use their money to do whatever it is in terms of buying influence,” said Warren.
“We have to put a stop to that. It’s everywhere, it’s everywhere in Washington,” she added.
PLAN B: Elizabeth Warren Officially Calls for the Abolishment of the ELECTORAL COLLEGE
Firebrand Senator and potential 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren called for the abolishment of the Electoral College Monday night; saying the US needs a “constitutional amendment” to ensure “every vote is counted.”
Warren was speaking with supporters at town hall event in Mississippi when she called for the drastic reconfiguration of the century’s old American election process.
“I believe we need a constitutional amendment that protects the right to vote for every American citizen and makes sure that vote gets counted,” said Warren.
Every vote matters. We need to get rid of the Electoral College so that presidential candidates have to ask every American in every part of the country for their vote, not just those in battleground states. #WarrenTownHall pic.twitter.com/UT3mYHXHQ2
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) March 19, 2019
“We need to put some federal muscle behind that, and we need to repeal every one of the voter suppression laws that is out there,” she added. “Every vote matters, and the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting, and that means get rid of the Electoral College.”
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TUITION TOSSED? California ‘Poised’ to Give Away TWO YEARS of Free College
California officials are considering a key proposal that would give all residents two years of tuition-free community college, with lawmakers weighing the policy after Democrats gained greater power in the state legislature.
According to SF Gate, “California community college students could reap the benefits of Democratic dominance in the state Legislature, with lawmakers pushing for the state to cover the cost of two years of tuition for students who commit to enrolling full time right out of high school.”
Left-wing activists and lawmakers across the United States -including Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren- have favored the liberal proposal in recent years; arguing for free public education following high school for all residents.
“This is about strengthening the middle class,” said Los Angeles Assemblyman Miguel Santiago.
The two-year cost associated with the program is estimated at $2,208 per student.
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