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REALITY CHECK: Scary for our children: Donald Trump picking the next Supreme Court Justice

WASHINGTON - October 19, 2016 -

“As an educator, I shivered when I heard Donald Trump declare his model Supreme Court justice was Antonin Scalia. He wants a Supreme Court in the image of a man who believed African-American students should go to “slower-track” schools, who loved voucher systems that decimated public schools, and who discriminated against women. Hillary Clinton knows that one Supreme Court justice has the power to determine if our education system discriminates or ensures equal opportunity for all students – no matter your race, gender, or zip code. For our kids’ sake, Donald Trump cannot appoint our next Justice.” – Karen Ladd, High School Teacher, Manchester, NH


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