As part of its tour focused on Tudor Dixon’s education agenda and how it would shortchange students, parents, and educators, the Michigan Democratic Party continued ‘The diXon Files,’ a video series highlighting various pillars of the DeVos sellout’s wrong-for-Michigan agenda

In step with Betsy DeVos, who said abolishing the Department of Education should be a pillar of the GOP platform, Dixon wants to kneecap public education by rewriting our state’s constitution to allow public funding to be siphoned to private schools and exploring the idea of eliminating Michigan’s Department of Education. 

Her push to enact DeVos’ plans doesn’t stop there.

Dixon backed a plan to cut public education funding by up to $500 million annually and sell public schools for parts, while diverting resources into private schools-turned corporate tax havens

These drastic changes without alternatives and unsustainable cuts come on top of the $3.5 billion she has vowed to indiscriminately slash from the School Aid Fund.

WATCH the new video here and read the full transcript at the bottom:

Video transcript:

ON-SCREEN TEXT: The diXon Files – Episode 2

ON-SCREEN TEXT: Tudor Dixon is focused on pushing her dangerous agenda to dismantle public education in Michigan. Make no mistake: Dixon’s agenda is the DeVos agenda.

HOST: Out of West Michigan, the DeVos family, obviously a big player, and now you’ve gotten their support. How does that feel?

TUDOR DIXON: Yeah, that it’s wonderful to have somebody who’s been influential in the political world look at our plans and say, “This is a good plan for the state.”

DIXON: We’re honored to have the DeVos family support.

ON-SCREEN TEXT: She’s all-in to help Betsy DeVos rip money away from Michigan schools.

TIM SKUBICK: She has been hammering away at this getting – funneling state tax dollars into private schools.

LAUREN GIBBONS: This Let MI Kids Learn initiative would accomplish something that the DeVos camp has been trying to do for quite some time. You know, start to get some of this money into private schools.

DIXON: Should we privatize education? Because government doesn’t seem to do a good job of it.

ON-SCREEN TEXT: The Dixon/DeVos plan: 

  • Taxpayer money goes to private schools
  • Michigan students get left behind

DIXON: Now, a Republican issue for a long time has been charter schools, getting vouchers for charter schools, and privatizing education.

ON-SCREEN TEXT: The DeVos family knows Dixon will do what they want to dismantle public education.

CHUCK STOKES: Where is Tudor Dixon going to be on issues like vouchers? She’s with the DeVos family.

SKUBICK: She’s all in. She’s with the DeVos family, that’s correct. She has no choice.

STOKES: Absolutely. So she’s gotten a lot of support and a lot of money from the DeVos family. We know that that has been their issue.

STELLA YUE: Tudor Dixon has had, you know, the backing of the DeVos family. She’s taken in a lot of money from, you know, individual donors, from PACs.

STEVE GRUBER: First, let’s talk about the DeVos family endorsement. You must be pretty pleased with that.

DIXON: Oh absolutely. We’re honored to have the DeVos family support. This is a new phase of the campaign, for sure.

ON-SCREEN TEXT: We can’t let Tudor Dixon and Betsy DeVos destroy Michigan schools.

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