GLEP: Whitmer Push to Close Safely Open Schools Wrong Move for Students
LANSING – Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth DeShone provided the following statement today in response to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s request that high schools close their doors to students for the next two weeks, as the spring assessment window opens:
“The last time Governor Whitmer suggested closing things for a few weeks, her lockdown lasted a year. Now she’s suggesting closing schools again just as the spring assessment window opens, with billions of federal dollars waiting to help students and schools.
“While students are locked out of classrooms, we’ve seen too many fall into a crisis of despair. Our kids deserve better from Governor Whitmer and the public school bureaucracy. They deserve safely open classrooms.”