This is not your father’s Republican Party. Or even your older brother’s.
The Times Herald’s Mike Connell writes today the first of a series showing that today’s Michigan Republic Party has morphed from one dedicated to local control to one that ignores it at every turn. Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely:
… today’s GOP is all about edicts, with legislators in Lansing chiseling commandments on how local communities shall educate their children
And where are these edicts heading?
These days, the rallying cry for Republicans is choice. They’re hellbent on offering families more options, from charter schools to online learning, and they seem eager to privatize all aspects of education, from the cafeteria to the classroom.