Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has been spinning a yarn about her days as a teacher for special ed students. She said she was 22, visibly pregnant, and the principal did what Senator Warren said all principals did at that time: He refused to renew her contract for another year because she was “visibly pregnant,” and he hired another teacher to take her place. As part of the story, Senator Warren has told crowds, “I loved that work, and I would probably still be doing that work today, but my story has more turns.”
However, since the story became public, Megan Jacobin, a writer for a socialist magazine recalled an interview with then-Professor Warren in 2007 (and the video is available). In that interview, then-Professor Warren told a different tale as to why she left teaching: she did not have the education courses, she did not feel that type of job was for her, and so she went back to graduate school. The “visibly pregnant” story did not make its way into that interview.
In addition, since the story become public, the school district have turned over their side of the story. Mrs. Warren declined an offer of another year. The school board members also sent her a letter that expressed their sadness at her departure.
Between this story and the realization in her 70th decade here on earth that she might not be of the Cherokee tribe (once the DNA came back), Senator Warren emerges as an enigma. Professor Warren certainly enjoyed considerable success as a law school professor. Her work spawned the Consumer Financial Protection Board (whether for good or for bad is a different issue). Why the tales to paint herself as a victim or as a member of a protected class? That question goes beyond the Barometer’s expertise. However, there is a lesson in her actions for all of us: Truth percolates. This uncanny force has a way of emerging in ways that defy probability.
A socialist writer, a school-board member, and an old video emerge t challenge a tale of pregnancy discrimination. What are the chances? When truth is involved, the chances are fairly good. Truth takes its time, but it does get to the surface.