by Javier ManjarresCongresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has long been a advocate of increased federal involvement and control over the public education system. Wasserman-Schultz has supported a slew of education bills in the past, including bills that granted millions to black and hispanic colleges as well as one that allocated $40 billion to ‘green’ schools. (On the Issues-DWS)
“I will not allow high stakes programs such as the No Child Left Behind Act to leave our nations students twisting in the wind without the means necessary to help them succeed. The federal government must be a significant partner in the effort to ensure that every child is ready to learn when they walk through the school house door. An ideal of the Democratic Party has always been to provide the highest quality public education to our children. I want to join the Democrats to make that a reality.”-Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz
But sources say that the education maverick is now buckling under pressure from Democrat Party leadership to place her children into the public school system rather than keep them enrolled in the private school they currently attend to avoid any charges of hypocrisy that could be leveled against one of the Party’s most outspoken advocates of increased federal involvement within public education. Currently, Wasserman-Schultz’s children attend a very prominent and expensive private school in Weston, Florida, Sagemont. (Sun-Sentinel, “I’m fine”)
Wasserman-Schultz’s youngest child attends a local public school, and now it is said that the Congresswoman will be enrolling her twins at Falcon Cove Middle School.