Whitmer Flat Wrong to Push Healthy Kids to Wear Masks in 2021-2022 School Year
LANSING – Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) Executive Director Beth DeShone offered the following response today to new recommendations from Governor Gretchen Whitmer that elementary school students be forced to wear masks next school year, despite plummeting COVID numbers, rising vaccinations, and the incredibly low risk the virus poses to young students.
“Gretchen Whitmer is recommending districts force kindergartners and elementary school students to wear masks at school next year, but she’s wrong. The science is clear and it’s unambiguous. Vaccination rates are rising, and young children are at by far the lowest risk of contracting, experiencing serious symptoms from, or transmitting COVID-19.
“Whitmer spent the last year telling our kids what they can do, when they can do it, and what they have to wear – without any scientific evidence to back her up. Now she wants to control kids into 2022. Parents have had enough.”
The Great Lakes Education Project is a bi-partisan, non-profit advocacy organization supporting quality choices in public education for all Michigan students. GLEP strongly supports efforts to improve academic achievement, increase accountability and empower parental choice in our schools.