(It’s also worth mentioning that a January 2016 report by the nonprofit Center for American Progress found that a decline in unions “accounts for 35 percent of the falling share of middle-class workers and that the combination of the shrinking share of union workers and the reduction in the union equality effect explains almost half of the decline in middle-class workers.” He didn’t mention that.)
In any case, Trump Jr. never went to a public school. He attended private schools and then went to college at the private University of Pennsylvania.
What does Donald Trump, the candidate, think? Education wasn’t high on the list of discussion topics during the primary season, but he has long been a supporter of school choice and a critic of traditional public schools. In his 2000 book, “The America We Deserve,” he wrote:
“We’re doing worse than treading water; we’re going under.” According to school-testing experts’ rule of thumb, the average child’s achievement score declines about 1 percent for each year they’re in school. That gives the expression ‘dumbing down’ a whole new meaning. Schools may be hazardous to your child’s intellectual health.”
(Clarification: Making clear U Penn is private.)