Grading Carly Fiorina on K-12

GOP hopeful Carly Fiorina, one member of the relatively large contingent of political outsiders running for president, appeared at yesterday’s New Hampshire Education Summit, where she praised school vouchers, attacked Race to the Top, and generally hit all the Republican talking points.

But it’s not the general arguments she made that were notable — it’s the way she backed them up. From mischaracterizing test results to praising Boston’s nonexistent voucher system, it’s clear that there’s a big downside to the lack of political experience that seems to be such a boon in the Republican race. Celeste Bott has put together a fact check of Fiorina’s appearance that you can read here while you watch the entire thing below.

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Matt Connolly

Matt Connolly is digital managing editor of the Washington Monthly.