Back to School Required Reading #1: The Dixon Plan to Dismantle Public Education￼
As Michigan’s teachers, parents, and students prepare for the start of the school year, the Michigan Democratic Party will be rolling out a required reading list that outlines Tudor Dixon’s dangerous, special interest-backed plans to gut funding for Michigan public schools. This syllabus doesn’t just cover the semester – Dixon’s anti-public education schemes promise years of devastation for schools and their students.
Make sure to study the below list of recommended texts for a full picture of how devastating Dixon’s education plan would be for Michigan.
“How to Rip Away Funding from Michigan’s Students and Teachers” by Tudor Dixon
- Dixon has said she “absolutely” supports slashing $3.5 billion from the School Aid Fund – without offering any alternatives to make up for the unsustainable and reckless losses for students and their families.
“What’s the Best Way to Fund Private Schools? Divert Taxpayer Dollars Away from Public Schools!” by Tudor Dixon and Betsy DeVos
- Dixon has backed a plan to cut public education funding by up to $500 million annually and divert taxpayer money into private schools. It’s clear Dixon would sell public schools for parts, while sending resources into private schools-turned corporate tax havens.
“Don’t Let State Constitutions Get in Your Way” by Tudor Dixon
- Dixon has proposed rewriting Michigan’s constitution to get her wrong-for-Michigan education agenda across the finish line – even saying that doing so would be a top priority for her campaign.
“Who Needs a Department of Education Anyways?” by Tudor Dixon and Betsy DeVos
- Like her primary benefactor and former disastrous Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Dixon has claimed we do not need a federal Department of Education and advocated for its abolishment.
Michigan should be investing in our teachers and students, but Dixon wants to strip away critical resources and hang public schools out to dry.
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