Elizabeth Warren Talks About 'Billionaires' When Little Girl Asks How to Improve Schools for 'Kids With Learning Disabilities'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's campaign stop in Reno, Nevada drew a question from a young student who asked Warren what she would to "help schools like hers do better for kids with learning disabilities."

The senator's response to Clarabell didn't answer her question directly, instead speaking about taxing billionaires and putting a stop to high stakes testing.

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"We need to make a bigger investment, more money, into our public schools," Warren said. She explained that previously, education was seen as a regional or state matter—something that she doesn't believe will benefit the country's future.

"And let's just be blunt. We need to put some real taxes on billionaires," Warren continued. She then vowed to stand up to the billionaires and millionaires who weren't, in her opinion, paying their fair share.

"So I think it is important as a country, a statement not only about money, but a statement about our values, that a president of the United States stands up and says 'I'm going to take on the millionaires and billionaires and I'm going to say 'they're going to have to reach a little more' so that every single one of our children gets a first rate education."

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"I really want to stop all the high-stakes testing," Warren continued. "It's gone on long enough."

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During a Nevada campaign stop, Elizabeth Warren responded to a child's question about improving education for student with disabilities by saying that she would tax billionaires and put an end to high stakes testing. Scott Olson/Getty

Two of the main tentpoles of Warren's campaign have involved education and evening the playing field taxwise for middle-class Americans.

On her campaign website, Warren vows that "every kid in America should have the same access to a high-quality public education—no matter where they live, the color of their skin, or how much money their parents make."

This has angered supporters of charter schools, as Warren's education plan calls for a freeze on federal funds for such schools. Said plan would also fund the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act.

Warren has made taxing billionaires a campaign point recently, drawing remarks from such billionaires as Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg was caught on leaked audio saying it would "suck" for Facebook if Warren won the election, and Gates said that he didn't know if he'd vote for her versus Trump due to her promise to heavily tax billionaires if she becomes president.

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