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, and then, when they were ill, were thrown literally on the street. some of them would make their way back to their homes. their families, who had been paid for them, would reject them. by theber standing wheelchair of a dying 12 euro the aidd having workers, who were taking care of her, tell me her story. the aid workers said, you can tell that families who have sold their daughters, by driving around these villages -- the uts, the houses, the satellites sold their daughters. this is a deep part of the discrimination against women and girls, a rejection of their importance, their human dignity, ir writes.
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it is a deep challenge to change attitudes in many parts of the ,orld about the value of girls and make the case that educating a girl, over the long run, will be far better for the family, then selling her at the age of 11 or 12, to be either an servantn, or atured sex worker. this is an area that is particularly a concern of mine because it goes hand-in-hand with the exultation of poor people, marginalized people, and particularly girls and women in many places across the country. thank you. [applause] >> back to handguns, recently, australia managed to get away,
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or take away tens of thousands, millions of handguns. in one year, they were all gone. can we do that? why, if we can't, why can't we? ms. clinton: australia is a good example, canada is a good example, the u.k. is a good example. why? each of them have had mass killings. australia had a huge mass 20-20 five years ago, canada did as well, so did the u.k.. in reaction, the passed much stricter gun laws. in the australian example, as i recall, that was a buyback program. australian government, as part of trying to clamp down on the availability of automatic weapons, offered a good price for buying hundreds of thousands of guns. down they basically clamps
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, going forward, in terms of having more of a background check approach, more of a permitting approach, but they believe, and i think the evidence supports them that by offering to buy back the guns, they were able to curtail the supply, and set a different standard for gun purchases in the future. inmunities have done that our country. several communities have done gun buyback programs. i figure would be worth considering doing it on the national level, if that could be arranged. 2008 the terrible financial crisis, one of the programs that president obama was able to get in place was clunkers. you remember that? it was partially a way to get people to buy new cars, and to
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wereld models, that polluting too much, off the road. i think that is worth considering. i do not know enough detail to tell you how we would do it, or it would work, but certainly dust are you example is worth looking at. [applause] ms. clinton: yes, right there. here comes the microphone. thank you. my name is nicole. i would like to thank you for keene state i'm studying to be a teacher here, some wondered what your thoughts are on education reform, and what you plan on doing for education reform when you become president. ms. clinton: i'm glad you will be a teacher. [applause] i have to say, keene state has a well-deserved reputation for turning out educators. i want to really applied keene state faculty and students. [applause]
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i could talk about is a long time. i will try to be more focused. first of all, i think we have to do more to actually pay attention to what educators tell us about what will work in the classrooms. [applause] ms. clinton: that sounds so obvious that some of you are probably wondering, why would she say something so obvious? it is because we have been having a very figures debate, a contentious debate, over what will work and what will not work to try to increase educational achievement among our young people. i think the debate has gotten off base. i think it is too much about the latest fads, the latest products, the latest models, instead of taking a deep breath, and actually talking to experts
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that have done an enormous amount of research about what really works. i want to get back to what really works. i know that there are a lot of well-meaning people who are really down on the public schools. i just don't believe or sure that.- or share i think public schools are the of our institution democracy. [applause] morelinton: we need to do to make them work. here are a couple of observations because this is a much longer conversation. i must say, i am honored to have the support of the teachers of new hampshire and america in my campaign. [applause] because of that, i want to be a partner in figuring out what are the best way
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,orward to do a better job helping kids, particularly poor kids, kids with special needs, kids that comment to school from literally the first day of kindergarten not as prepared as their classmates are to be successful. i start with early childhood education and universal free kindergarten. [applause] ms. clinton: i think it is a great disservice to ignore the fact that the first five years of life set of the child, set up the vocabulary of the child -- we now know from brain research -- even influences the brain and ways that will be easier, less so, and learning -- in learning. the brain research tells us that 80% of your brain is physically formed by the age of three. what happens in those first
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three years and then first five years before you go into a formal classroom really depends on the family and the community, and what kinds of support families can be given. early strong believer in education, particularly for kids that have various kinds of disadvantages. i will just tell you a quick story. when bill was governor of arkansas, one of our problems it was, you know, the ,econd poorest state in america and the teachers were the second poorest paid in america. a lot of the families had really serious economic challenges. when you are thinking about, what you do to try to improve the schools? we tackled standards, we raised teacher pay, we did a lot that needed to be done that was over
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but we also look to this problem about what happens when .ids show up that first day as a result, i began looking all over to try to find an affordable program that could help more low income kids be better prepared. a lot of programs that are the real state of the art are expensive. i would love for our country to invest in them because you actually save money at the end of it -- that has been proven over and over again. this was so serendipitous. i was in florida with bill. we were attending some meeting that he had. i was literally in the hotel room, flipping through the paper, and i saw a picture of a professor from israel giving a lecture about program they had started there. i read about it. it was fascinating. it basically said that after a big influx of immigrants from
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poor nations livedeal appear, the kids would go to the excellent israeli schools, but they were not achieving. the researchers would say, what's going on here, they are in the schools, is the schools are the only answer, why aren't they doing better? they realize that they had to family in those first five years. i called this woman. , i'm hillaryombard clinton, calling from arkansas. she said, where? i said, arkansas. she said, where is that? i said, next to texas, look at a map. i said, if she was coming to the united states, if i could meet with her. she came. we began what is called home instruction program for youngsters. the idea behind it is to help the mother become her child's
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first teacher. to feel confident and competent enough to prepare hurt her own child to learn, doing simple things like talking to her baby. a lot of low income mothers -- when i started doing this back in the 1980's, i said, i bet you are loving talking to your baby, and she said, why would i talk to her, she will not talk back. she said had no idea, that is how you .uild synapses and vocabulary fast forward, this has been going on for 25 years, and has a great track record. we could do more in the homes helping mothers become their , but wefirst teacher still being universal kindergarten so that when they go to that first day of kindergarten, they will have a
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fighting chance to be successful. e endl and there -- their saying i'm really looking forward to working with the teachers of america. [applause] thank you, mrs. clinton. a couple of weeks back, you came and spoke to a large group about the drug issue in our state. grandparents raising our 10-year-old grandson because his father, we lost them to an overdose. i taught here for 15 years and retired here. would you please say a bit more, even though you are preaching to the choir. say, youon: i have to are the third grandmother that i have personally met in new hampshire that is raising a grandchild because of drugs. incredible town
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hall here, didn't we? -700 people, most of them really affected in some way or another by this terrible epidemic of addiction. in particular, here new hampshire, and next-door in vermont, heroine. the heroin epidemic, which is killing so many young people, and leaving grieving and broken families behind. i don't think i would have been talking about this issue had i not spent several months listening to people. , inowa, on my first trip this campaign, and then in new hampshire, in keene, on my first trip, i heard about the hair when epidemic -- hair when
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eroin epidemic. everywhere i went, someone raised it with me. that is why i have a conference of agenda to try to again to reverse this tide of addiction. it includes better preventive efforts, more treatment, something we just do not have enough of. if you do have somebody, and persuade them to seek treatment, only one in 10 will get it in a timely way. we do not have enough of it. we are also seeing real progress . i had a meeting about this issue , and i was so impressed by the police chief who has changed the whole way he polices drug abuse and offenses. instead of sending people to jail, they are trying to get them treatment. they're trying to match them with some sort of mentor from
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community.y c they are now equipped with the eroinote to address hai overdoses. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., october 16, 2015. i hereby appoint the honorable andy harris to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, the reverend michael wilker, lutheran church of the affirmation, washington, d.c. the chaplain: let us pray. spirit of truth and reconciliation. you created in your image to care for one another and the


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