Vox’s Libby Nelson took to Twitter yesterday with some interesting responses to my post about how she had covered Hillary Clinton’s school reform critique:

“Trying not to be defensive, but I’m puzzled by the idea that we shouldn’t take Clinton’s education talk seriously.”

“What’s the point of covering policy in a campaign if we assume that policy talk is just easily disregarded campaign promises?”

“I don’t think political science can necessarily explain *everything* but this is convincing to me.”

“Anyway, 1) Clinton isn’t just saying this stuff to unions 2) As far as I know, she’s not having roundtables with DFER, etc.”

I’m not convinced that campaign rhetoric should be covered so directly, but I appreciate her sharing her thoughts (and no doubt many will agree with them).

Related posts: Different Ways To Cover Clinton Campaign Rhetoric.

Alexander Russo

Alexander Russo is a freelance education writer who has created several long-running blogs such as the national news site This Week In Education, District 299 (about Chicago schools), and LA School Report. He can be reached on Twitter at @alexanderrusso, on Facebook, or directly at alexanderrusso@gmail.com.