KEOTA, Iowa – Hillary Clinton apparently thinks American public schools are like Garrison Keillor’s Lake Wobegon, where “all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.”

There’s no other explanation for why she would publicly advocate for closing American public schools that are not “better than average.”

While campaigning at a public school in Iowa Tuesday, Clinton said, “I wouldn’t keep any school open that wasn’t doing a better than average job.”

“… But as president, what I’d be looking for are schools that exceed expectations. And I don’t care whether they’re urban, suburban or rural. … I am very partial toward districts that are doing well, and from everything I can tell, this one is.”

The practical application is that Clinton is calling for the closure of 50 percent of America’s government schools. According to the federal Department of Education, there are about 99,000 public schools in the country.

In other words, the Democratic frontrunner and teachers union darling wants to close some 50,000 government schools.