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Kamala Wants to Lock Up Your Kids in School All Day

Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, of California, formally launches her presidential campaign at a rally in her hometown of Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Kamala Harris has found the perfect way to disprove accusations that she’s a cop. She wants to lock up your kids all day!

Kara Voght, Mother Jones:

The mismatch between the school day and work day presents a real burden to working Americans with families. And Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has a new bill that seeks to correct it…

Her plan: A pilot program that gives money to 500 schools that serve a high proportion of low-income families to develop a school schedule that better matches the work schedule. Each recipient school would receive up to $5 million dollars over five years to keep their doors open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with no closures except for weekends, federal holidays, and emergencies…

Harris’ plan takes pains to ensure school staff wouldn’t be overburdened by her vision, a key concession in an environment in which teachers have taken to the picket lines to protest long hours and low pay. Teachers and administrators would not increase the amount of time they work unless they volunteer additional hours and are compensated fairly for them.

So schools would be open longer, but nobody would have to work more. Presumably this will involve some sort of magic wand.

“After-school programs are good. If something is good, the government should make it compulsory.” That’s how Dems think.

As you may recall, Harris supported a California law that punished parents of truant children. Some parents were arrested and even jailed because their kids missed school. She’s been known to laugh about it in public:

Well, if you increase the number of hours a day that a child can be considered truant, you can increase the number of parents you throw in jail. The kids are more miserable. The parents are more miserable. Everybody loses. Which means Kamala wins!

These days, Kamala is in fifth place in the polls, trailing Mayor Pete by a wide margin. The more I learn about her, the less I like her. I was hoping for a Trump/Harris debate, just for the chaos. Imagine him calling her “Brown Sugar” and then jumping 10 points in the polls. But the more she talks, the less likely it is. Beto finally wised up. Maybe she’ll be next.