Back to school season is already upon us. I’m a mom, and the thing that was always on top of my mind this time of year was making sure my kids were getting a good education.
As moms, dads, grandparents and loved ones across Michigan send their kids off for their first days of school, it’s important to discuss how we can put Michigan students first, better serve them and ensure they have the high-quality education they deserve.
A bedrock principle of America’s education system is local funding and local control of schools, that means putting Michigan first, not Washington. I support ending the Washington-imposed standards on local schools in Common Core and returning the power to our teachers, local communities and parents.
I believe Michigan moms, dads and teachers know what’s best for our kids, not Washington insiders. We need more state and local control of education, rather than the one-size-fits-all, top-down approach of the Obama Administration.
What’s best for Chicago is not what’s best for Cheboygan. By returning control to local communities, we will put Michigan First and ensure a stronger education for our children that will prepare them for the future.
- Terri Lynn Land