- Democrats in Michigan were blasted for telling parents that they are not ‘clients’ of public schools and that they shouldn’t be involved in their kids’ education
- A Facebook post on Saturday shared by the state’s Democrats also said parents can sign their kids up in private schools if they don’t like the way things are
- The post was later deleted on Monday and Democrats apologized for the post
- Republicans in the state are calling for Governor Gretchen Whitmer to act on the fiasco
- Michigan’s gubernatorial elections are coming up soon in March as Whitmer seeks reelection
- Former Detroit Police chief and Republican candidate James Craig, who blasted the post on Sunday, will also be running for the governor’s seat
Michigan Democrats were heavily criticized over the weekend for telling parents that they are not ‘clients’ of public schools and that public education teaches kids what society ‘needs them to know.’
A Facebook post on Saturday shared by the state’s Democrats on their official page blasted the idea that parents should be involved in what public school teach their children. The post was taken down on Monday morning following heavy disapproval.
‘Not sure where this “parents-should-control-what-is-taught-in-schools-because-they-are-our-kids” is originating, but parents do have the option to send their kids to a hand-selected private school at their own expense if this is what they desire,’ the post read.
‘The purpose of public education in public schools is not to teach kids only what parents want them to be taught,’ the Michigan Democratic Party’s post added. ‘It is to teach them what society needs them to know. The client of the public school is not the parent, but the entire community, the public.’
The Michigan Democratic Party later deleted the post on Martin Luther King Day and retracted its original statement. It is unclear who wrote the post – but Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been blasted for what many see as meddling by her party members.