Republicans Gut Public Education And Put Politicians in Classrooms

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WASHINGTON — Republican state legislatures are pushing for new legislation to gut public education and further politicize the classroom across the country. Michigan Republicans proposed requiring public schools to submit curriculum, reading materials, and even field trip destinations to the public for scrutiny, while also pushing to siphon money away from public schools, an effort spearheaded by failed former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. During a time when teachers are overworked and underpaid, and parents are worried about their kids’ safety from COVID, the GOP is proposing a myriad of unneeded bills in an attempt to distract us from their failure to address the real issues plaguing our education system in 2022.

“Betsy DeVos and the state GOP lawmakers make perfect bedfellows,” DLCC vice president of communications Gabrielle Chew said. “Republican politicians think they know what is best for our kids when that should be up to the parents and teachers. Their radical agenda lines up perfectly with efforts from people like DeVos who are looking to funnel money away from public schools. Democratic majorities in the states are the last line of defense for our schools and kids’ futures.”

Here is a quick look at some of the Republican efforts to dilute educational opportunities for kids everywhere: