Elizabeth Warren claims her kids went to public schools, but actually sent son to posh $17,000-a-year private school
Warren's son Alex was seen in a yearbook picture from 1986-1987 showing he attended the posh Kirby Hall School in Texas, where fees now stand at more than $17,000 a year
It has now come to light that Elizabeth Warren's son went to a high profile Texas private school amid claims by the Democratic presidential hopeful that her children only went to public schools.
A clip from Thursday, November 21, shows the 70-year-old Democratic frontrunner telling one Atlanta mother her "children went to public schools."
However, Warren's son Alex was seen in a yearbook picture from 1986-1987, obtained by The Washington Free Beacon, showing he attended the posh Kirby Hall School in Texas, where fees now stand at more than $17,000 a year.
However, an aide of Warren's appeared to walk back on the Democrat's earlier claims in a statement to Fox News. "Elizabeth's daughter went to public school. Her son went to public school until fifth grade," the aide said.
"Elizabeth wants every kid to get a great education regardless of where they live, which is why her plan makes a historic investment in our public schools," the aide continued.
"Every public school should be a great school. Her plan does not affect funding for existing non-profit charter schools, but she believes we should not put public dollars behind a further expansion of charters until they are subject to the same accountability requirements as public schools."
Sarah Carpenter, of the Powerful Parent Network, is seen confronting Warren in the footage from Thursday. "We are going to have the same choice that you had for your kids because I read that your children went to private schools," she told the candidate.
In response, the mother-of-two, who is currently a front-runner for the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination, claimed "my children went to public schools."
Her son Alex seems to have attended a fee-paying school for at least a year when Warren was a professor at the nearby University of Texas at Austin.
Warren called the Federal Charter School Program an "abject failure" on Thursday, saying she would impose transparency requirements on privately operated public charter schools and end federal funding for the creation of new charter schools.
Furthermore, she also promised to ban for-profit charter schools outright and direct the Internal Revenue Service to probe into nonprofit charters that are run by for-profit entities, as well as nonprofits that operate with assistance from for-profit service providers.