Michigan Freedom Fund Says Parents Deserve a Say In Their Kids’ Education

LANSING, MI – The Michigan Freedom Fund launched a new digital ad campaign criticizing the Whitmer Democrats, union leaders and other radical Leftists for comments suggesting that parents shouldn’t have a say in their children’s education.

“The ad responds to the social media post in which the Democratic Party essentially declared parents who want control over their children’s education should exercise their option to pay to send their kids to private schools or home school.”

“Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the Michigan Democrats, their union allies, and other radical Leftists don’t believe parents should have a say in their children’s education,” said Michigan Freedom Fund executive director Tori Sachs. “This is a deeply held Democrat party conviction, and it’s not new, they’ve been saying it for years. Whitmer and her allies think they own our kids.

“Whitmer proved it when she vetoed reading scholarships and opportunity accounts. Whitmer still refuses to stand up to her allies while schools in Flint and Detroit remain closed. When bureaucrats labeled parents as terrorists for showing up at school board meetings to fight for their kids, Governor Whitmer stood by and did nothing. It’s time to remind Whitmer and her allies that the government doesn’t own our kids, that public schools exist to serve families, and parents have a vital and Constitutional role to serve in their kids’ education.”
A Michigan Democratic Party post on Facebook claimed that parents who can’t afford private school shouldn’t have a say in their children’s education. As part of their 2013“Lean Forward” ad campaign, then-MSNBC anchor Melissa Harris-Perry advocated that society has to “break through” the notion that kids belong to their parents.
The Michigan Freedom Fund works to advance conservative ideas, hold our government accountable to taxpayers, and protect Freedom, opportunity, and workers’ Constitutional rights. For more information, please visit MichiganFreedomFund.com.