Fetterman Puts His Own Kids in Private School, While Standing in the Way of Vouchers – Opinion

As most readers know, Pennsylvania’s race for Senate is one of the most-watched across the country to potentially swing the upper body of Congress back to the GOP, with Democrat candidate John Fetterman facing off against Republican candidate Mehmet Oz in the purple state.

Of course, Fetterman’s unforced errors and inability to put on a semblance of a real campaign make for prime fodder for ridicule–since they’re attempting to pass his campaign off as running the way a normal Senate campaign should.

One of the most glaring issues is of him not agreeing to debate the Republican nominee–as my colleague Bonchie pointed out earlier this week, not because the Keystone state lieutenant governor holds a slight, five-point lead in August and doesn’t want to shine a spotlight on Oz, but because videos show he can’t hack it after suffering a stroke before the Democrat primary.

Fetterman might have another motive for not engaging in debate with his opponent. As the Washington Free Beacon reports, Fetterman is showing with his actions he’s just another progressive elite who thinks “rules for thee, but not for me,” when it comes to educating the children of the Commonwealth:

John Fetterman (D.), a Pennsylvania Senate hopeful, opposes vouchers that would allow students in failing public schools districts to go private or charter schools. But the progressive champion, who lives in one of Pennsylvania’s worst performing school districts, sends his kids to an elite prep school.

Fetterman’s kids attend the Winchester Thurston School in Pittsburgh, where parents pay up to $34,250 for a “dynamic” learning environment and an “innovative” approach to teaching. Their alternative would be to Woodland Hills School district, which has a much lower graduation rate than the state. The local elementary school that serves Fetterman’s town of Braddock is in the bottom 15 percent of the state in academic performance. Since 2007, Fetterman has sent Winchester Thurston at least one of his three children.

Winchester Thurston boasts a 100% college acceptance rate and an average SAT score 1330. This is well above the state averages. Woodland Hills is the alternative district where the Fettermans would attend. It has a low 85 percent graduation rate for high school. Woodland Hills is home to a 75% minority student population.

Fetterman’s campaign tries to contrast him as a working-class brand of candidate, by doing things like pointing to Mehmet Oz’s multiple homes and so forth. But that won’t wash, when the facts are put on the table for voters about who he actually is.

It’s not hard to see how this blatant hypocrisy on Fetterman’s part about education only helps Oz, whom two recent polls show is within striking distance of overtaking the Democrat in November. The ground-shaking lesson we learned from Glenn Youngkin‘s win in Virginia’s 2021 gubernatorial race can’t be forgotten; Republicans, if they’re smart, will take this ball and run with it.

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