Just days ago, parents across the state of Michigan filed a lawsuit in federal court to overturn Michigan’s “Blaine Amendment” that discriminates against families based on their religious faith.
The Michigan rule prevents parents from accessing Michigan 529 accounts to cover education expenses of their choice, even though a recent United States Supreme Court ruling struck down similar bigoted amendments across the country.
Now brave local parents stood up and said “enough.” They’re going to the mat to protect their kids, and to expand educational opportunities for every student in the state for generations to come.
Ben DeGrow writes in National Review:
“Michigan’s Blaine amendment effectively prevents tax-credit scholarships, vouchers, education-savings accounts and other popular school-choice policies used in other states.
“All of Michigan’s neighbors — including Ohio, Indiana, and Wisconsin — have enacted such policies, in one form or another. Families in those states have greater freedom when it comes to educating their children.”
It’s time Michigan join that list. Thanks to the bravery and resolve of Michigan parents, we just might.