A2: Education

In an op-ed published by the Lansing State Journal, Steven Norton of Ann Arbor – executive director of Michigan Parents for Schools – criticizes Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration for its approach to education reform. Rather than students sitting in front of computers, Norton writes, real education involves a dynamic community of learners guided by skilled teachers: ”It’s hard not to notice that this kind of education is the one the governor has chosen for his own child, at a well-regarded private school in Ann Arbor. We certainly don’t blame him for seeking the best for his children, as all parents hope to do. But why, then, do the policy initiatives from the governor’s office seek to push public education in entirely the opposite direction?” [Source]