[Milwaukee, WI] – Wisconsin Democrats are scrambling after one of their top party leaders insulted parents by saying they can’t have a say in their child’s education.
Candidate for governor, Rebecca Kleefisch, condemned Democrats for attacking parents and called on Gov. Tony Evers to immediately denounce Rep. Lee Snodgrass’ comments.
Evers is no stranger to anti-parent policy decisions. As governor, he tried to block parental choice in education his state budgets, he vetoed bills to expand school choice, he stood to the side and let Milwaukee Public Schools continue to fail, he let teachers’ unions lock kids out of the classroom, he watched student achievement fall, and he vetoed transparency in public schools legislation. Tony Evers is the architect of the education status quo; of course he won’t he won’t let parents take charge of their kids’ education.
Read what they’re saying below about Lee Snodgrass’ deleted tweet:
Republican gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleefisch tweeted a video message recorded in her car denouncing Snodgrass’s tweet, saying “we the parents demand a say in our kids’ education and we demand it now.”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Democratic lawmaker Lee Snodgrass deletes tweet stoking debate over parental role in education
“In a now deleted tweet, the top Democrat Party leader and ally to Governor Tony Evers clearly laid out the fundamental belief of Democrats that it is government who should be in charge of our children, not parents,” said a news release from Republican candidate for governor Rebecca Kleefisch that was emailed to reporters.
“Message to liberals: as taxpayers we already pay for our children’s education and have an absolute right to ‘have a say,’” Kleefisch wrote on Twitter. … She also called on Gov. Tony Evers to denounce the remarks.
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Rebecca Kleefisch, the former lieutenant governor who is running in the Republican primary to replace Gov. Tony Evers, responded to Lee Snodgrass. “I am fed up with Tony Evers and his liberal allies trying to silence parents,” Kleefisch said in a tweet responding to Snodgrass. “They believe they know what is best for your children. I believe we as parents should be in charge of our children’s education. They are our kids, not wards of the state. I will put an end to this!”
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In a video, Republican gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleefisch reminded Snodgrass that public education costs money — taken from local, state and federal taxes. She also called on Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to condemn Snodgrass.
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“I am fed up with Tony Evers and his liberal allies trying to silence parents,” Republican gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleefisch tweeted to Snodgrass. “They believe they know what is best for your children. I believe we as parents should be in charge of our children’s education. They are our kids, not wards of the state. I will put an end to this!”
Democratic Wisconsin State Rep. Lee Snodgrass quickly deleted a tweet Thursday that recommended parents spend extra money for alternatives to public school if they wanted to “have a say” in their child’s education.
Democratic State Rep. Lee Snodgrass of Wisconsin was forced to apologize Thursday after writing on social media that parents who want to have control over their children’s education need to home school them on their own dime.
In addition to her claim that public school parents don’t have a say in their kids’ education, Snodgrass made school choice out to be something that is reserved only for those who have time to educate their children at home or pay private school tuition.
Democratic State Rep. Lee Snodgrass, of Appleton, is coming under fire for a tweet she shared Thursday morning and has since deleted. According to screenshots being shared on Twitter, Snodgrass tweeted “If parents want to “have a say” in their child’s education, they should home school or pay for private school tuition out of their family budget.”