Hillary Clinton in Iowa:
This school district, and these schools throughout Iowa, are doing a better than average job. Now, I wouldn’t keep any school open that wasn’t doing a better than average job.
Without getting into the difference between ‘mean‘ and ‘average‘ there’s a gotcha in that statement. Of the 98-thousand or so schools in the U.S., assume that half are above average, and half are below average.
Is she advocating for the shutdown of half the nation’s schools? Obviously not, but you wouldn’t know that from the headline.