The following is an excerpt from Just The News.
A weekend Facebook post by the Michigan Democratic Party ignited a hailstorm of criticism, prompting the party to eventually delete the comment Monday.
“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 this is what they desire,” the deleted post read.
It continued: “The purpose of a public education in a public school is not to teach kids only what parents want them to be taught. 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[.]”
Beth DeShone, Great Lakes Education Project executive director, said the Facebook post requires a public repudiation and denunciation from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Democratic legislators.
“The Michigan Democratic Party might not get it, but no one knows what a child needs most like his or her parents,” DeShone said in a statement. “The Party’s classist attack on low-income and other parents is absolutely astonishing – and very telling...(continued)