Tudor Dixon has been one of the most vocal gubernatorial candidates pledging to decimate public education funding by any means necessary.
Last year, she voiced her support for “the latest effort by legislative Republicans to create a school voucher system in Michigan” and vowed to sign the attempt to privatize education and steal $500 million annually from public schools into law as governor.
Dixon also announced that repealing Michigan’s constitutional ban on using public money for private education was a top priority for her campaign. That would then allow her to implement her disastrous plan to strip funding from public schools.
Meanwhile, Governor Whitmer is protecting public education in Michigan and exhibiting the strong leadership that it takes to keep our students first. This year, she secured a bipartisan $17.1 billion dollar public education budget that completely closed a decades-long state funding gap between school districts, making it the “largest investment in PreK-12 schools in state history” — all without raising taxes.
MDP spokesperson Rodericka Applewhaite issued the following statement:
“Tudor Dixon is promoting an education agenda that would turn back major strides to properly fund schools – a tragic move that would be detrimental for Michigan students and families. If her commitment to changing Michigan’s constitution in order to implement school vouchers is any indication, Dixon won’t stop siphoning money from public schools until there’s nothing left to steal. In the meantime, our students and educators can count on Governor Whitmer to keep putting them first.”