Clinton Focuses on Childhood Education at Newton Middle School

Stephanie Moore, Who-DT

NEWTON, Iowa — Hillary Clinton spoke at a middle school in Newton Thursday and spoke about childhood education.

Clinton held her event inside the Berg Middle School gym, where she said growing the economy starts with a quality education. The crowd was so big, Clinton’s speech was streamed into an overflow room.

The former secretary of state spoke of college affordability for everyone and refinancing current student loans so graduates can get to work and not be held down by their student debt.

Clinton also spoke about the importance of everyone getting out to caucus as well as some of her priorities including changing the tax code, equal pay for women, raising the minimum wage, a better family leave policy and continuing and improving the affordable health care act.

She also said she wants to keep jobs from going overseas and said Iowa is the perfect state for her priorities due to the state’s commitment to renewable energy.

Before Thursday’s rally, she met privately with the group Every Child Matters to talk about the future of education.

Originally published January 28, 2016 Who TV