Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) denied sending one of her children to private school despite evidence that her son did attend such an institution.
Warren, 70, was at an event in Atlanta when parent Sarah Carpenter told her: “We are going to have the same choice that you had for your kids because I read that your children went to private schools.”
“No, my children went to public schools,” Warren responded.
The exchange was over school choice, which Carpenter advocates for and Warren used to support but doesnt any longer.
Warrens campaign later issued a statement after the Washington Free Beacon obtained a school yearbook from Kirby Hall School, a college preparatory school in Austin, Texas, showing her son went there.
“Elizabeths daughter went to public school. Her son went to public school until 5th grade,” Warren communications director Kristen Orthman told the Washington Free Beacon.
Tuition at Kirby runs nearly $15,000 for kindergarten through fifth grade (pdf). Carpenter told Warren she wants school choice because her family isnt able to move wherever they want.
“I cant pack up and say Im leaving behind and going to Germantown, thats our suburban area, because I cant afford it,” Carpenter said. “My daughter cant afford it, so we want to make what we got great whether its charter or traditional.”
Warren has been hammered by critics for boasting about her alleged Native American heritage, trumpeting a DNA test that didnt show proof of that heritage.