Rising: September 23, 2020
Progressive commentator: Voters becoming weary of Warren policy proposals
Progressive commentator Emma Vigeland praised a new education plan put forth by leading Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), but warned of "plan fatigue."
"Right now there is a bit of plan weariness when it comes to her," The Young Turks correspondent told Hill.TV on Tuesday.
Vigeland said, while Warren's various policy proposals were a "phenomenal" way to dominate the news cycle, she warned that eventually people are going to get "tired" of the strategy.
Her comments come a day after Warren unveiled a plan that would quadruple federal Title I funding for public schools, which includes an additional $450 billion over the next 10 years for pre-K-12 public schools.
Warren also plans to invest in an additional $100 billion over the next decade in grants and $50 billion for improving school infrastructure.
The plan, which would be funded by Warren's signature wealth tax, also calls for for a ban of charter schools. In her plan, Warren argues that charter schools often strain the resources of school districts and leave students, particularly students of color, behind.
The role of charter schools has become controversial topic of debate within the Democratic Party. Warren's fellow contender Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), reversed his stance on the issue after supporting charter schools while mayor of Newark, New Jersey.
Warren has made her personal history as a former school teacher a centerpiece of her campaign.
The Massachusetts senator joined striking teachers in Chicago on the picket line on Tuesday.
Members of the Chicago Teachers Union are currently protesting over a number of demands, including higher salaries and better school funding.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) has pledged expedient negotiations with the union, but warned that there is not enough money to meet their demands.