Breitbart News reports that the Michigan Republican Party is releasing an ad outlining ways tyrannical Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) “failed” the students of her state and fought to close down schools.
The ad, titled “Whitmer Failed Our Students,” features headlines and newscasters detailing the dismal state of Michigan’s public schools.
“Michigan is shaping up to be the latest battleground for education after the state Democrat party dismissed parents and what their kids learn inside of the classroom,” one of the newscasters says, referring to a social media post from Whitmer which began, “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 choose to send their kids to a hand-selected private school at their own expense if that is what they want.”
Whitmer has a record of being fiercely anti-school choice. Since taking office, she has gone after charter schools.
Moreover, Whitmer’s draconian COVID lockdowns also resulted in a precipitous drop in physical and emotional health, and in educational performance. A study by Michigan State University, for example, found a widening achievement gap between students who did “remote learning” versus in-person schooling. The gap widened the most among black, Latino, and economically-disadvantaged students.
“She has done immeasurable damage to our kids,” Michigan GOP Chief of Staff Paul Cordes said in a press release. “If she had put half as much effort into opening schools, as she did putting two-year old toddlers in masks, Michigan students would have been in the classroom.”