Hillary rejected in South Bend on educational grounds


Indiana, usually a non-factor in Presidential politics because the lateness of our primary, has suddenly become a hot place to visit by Democratic candidates. But it looks like Hillary will have to keep on looking for a place to stop in South Bend tomorrow:

South Bend school officials have rejected a request by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign to hold a rally in the Washington High School gym on Friday.

South Bend Community School Corp. board President Sheila Bergerson says Clinton’s visit would have interfered with the school day. She says plans called for juniors and seniors to attend the public rally.

School board members denied the request Wednesday night. Bergerson says she worried that the school corporation would give the impression it was endorsing Clinton.

Kudos to Washington HS for saying “no” to a disruption in the school day. And anyway, how is it that Presidential candidates can commandeer publicly-funded schools, during school hours, for campaign events? (Obama held a rally at Plainfield High School a couple of weeks ago, but it was on a Saturday.)

I’m going to be in South Bend tomorrow for the sectional MAA meetings. I wonder where Hillary will end up? I recommend here, although it would be hard to get up and rally the troops afterwards.

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