Polehanki Launches Another Attack on Parents’ Rights in Senate Education Committee

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LANSING – The Great Lakes Education Project today asked Democratic state Senator Dayna Polehanki to take a desperately-needed break from her ongoing campaign against the rights and liberties of Michigan parents. Polehanki in the Senate Education Committee today is asking her colleagues to join her supporting Senate Bill 285, legislation that would force parents of children who are not yet ready for kindergarten to send their kids anyway, or to file paperwork with educational bureaucrats.

“Dayna Polehanki doesn’t think very highly of parents in her district – or across the state of Michigan,” said Beth DeShone, Executive Director of GLEP. “Parents know what’s best for their children, and they send them to school when they’re ready. The overwhelming majority of those kids attend kindergarten when they’re 5 years old, but every now and then a child might not yet be ready for school at that age. Senator Polehanki’s bill tells those parents that she knows better than they do how to raise and educate their kids. She doesn’t.”

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.