Michigan House Education Committee, February 1, 2012.
Debbie Squires, Associate Director of the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association
Wow, they scrubbed all traces of the video! Huh. I can’t find it anywhere.
It was a hearing in which she is explaining why her organization opposes online schools or cyber-schools in Michigan. During her testimony, she says, “Educators go through education for a reason. They are the people who know best about how to serve children. That’s not necessarily true of an individual resident. I’m not saying they don’t want the best for their children, but they may not know what actually is best from an education standpoint.”
The quote that really got me though – and I can’t find it anywhere – is she said something along the lines of “if parents want a say in their children’s education, they can express that at the ballot box when they vote for their local board of education.”
So yeah. Just cast your ballot every few years and watch educational reform happen!