Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has claimed that she was asked not to return to a teaching position after only one year because of being “visibly pregnant,” however records from the Riverdale Board of Education are telling a whole different story.
To learn more about the facts behind this currently unfolding situation, let’s take a look at some details provided by the Washington Free Beacon:
Minutes of an April 21, 1971, Riverdale Board of Education meeting obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show that the board voted unanimously on a motion to extend Warren a “2nd year” contract for a two-days-per-week teaching job. That job is similar to the one she held the previous year, her first year of teaching. Minutes from a board meeting held two months later, on June 16, 1971, indicate that Warren’s resignation was “accepted with regret.”Advertisement - story continues below
Warren’s claim that she was dismissed after her first year of teaching because she was pregnant has become a cornerstone of her stump speeches. She has used it to both explain her jump from teaching into the legal world as well as to showcase the difficulties that women face in the workplace. The principal of the school she worked at in the early 1970s, Warren has said, “showed [her] the door” at the end of the school year because she was “visibly pregnant.”
As you might probably expect, Warren’s presidential campaign did not respond to a request from the Free Beacon about the board of education records.
You can take a look at the records for yourself below:
These documents have hit the spotlight at the same time that Warren’s campaign has been enjoying a bit of a surge ahead of the fourth scheduled Democratic presidential debate, which is set for next week.
At the moment, the senator from Massachusetts is running almost neck-and-neck with seeming Democratic Party favorite, former Vice President Joe Biden.
According to a poll from Real Clear Politics, Warren is hot on Biden’s heels, only trailing him by 0.3 percent nationally and actually pulling head of him by 2.7 percent in the all-important state of Iowa.