The education system in America has been a model for change for generations, but it has remained stagnant or even worse for women and minorities.
Now, the Democratic presidential nominee has broken down barriers to higher education, opened up access to higher paying jobs, and is leading the way for women.
In an exclusive interview with FourFourtwo, author of the new book, The Education of Hillary Clinton, Catherine Hall argues that Clinton’s record on issues such as racial equity, education, and women’s empowerment will make her the best president for America.
“Hillary Clinton has the best record on education, which is a record that the country needs,” Hall said.
“She has the record that her husband and the Republicans have been working on for the last 40 years, which was a record of failure.
And I think she has the right record on this.”
Hillary Clinton speaks at the 2017 National Conference on Women and Girls at the Omni Shoreham in Beverly Hills, California on March 24, 2020.
(Photo: Kevin Winter, Getty Images)Hillary Clinton, author and professor of public policy at Georgetown University, will tell the story of how the education revolution has been made possible, how education is now an economic engine that can support everyone, and how her education reforms will help bring millions of new students to the country and jobs to America.
Hall says that if she is elected, she will focus on building a stronger economy, ensuring equal opportunity for all, and ending discrimination against women and racial minorities.
“I think it’s important to acknowledge that, despite the success of the education reform efforts, the nation is still deeply divided on the issue of gender and race, which means that the American Dream is still an economic one,” Hall says.
“And for women, the question of whether to go to college is a very real one, and it is also a very difficult question.”
The best way to ensure a strong economy and a strong education system is to put people in positions of power,” Hall adds.”
Women are disproportionately underrepresented in the workforce, so women are disproportionately at the center of our economic and political system.
So the question is: What is the best way for our economy to grow and to create jobs for women?””
I also think that if we are to be truly equitable, we need to take a long look at the gender gap and make sure that women are getting the most out of their education,” Hall concludes.”
As the first woman president, it is my job to lead the fight to make sure the next generation of leaders will look to our institutions to make it easier for them to get a great education.
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