Legislator: Every student deserves an equal opportunity at success
State Rep. Luke Meerman (R-Coopersville) issued the following statement today regarding National Digital Learning Day and Gov. Whitmer’s proposal to cut funding for public charter cyber students throughout Michigan:
“Digital Learning Day is an important reminder of the significant role cyber schools play in the lives of students with unique needs. Students who have been bullied account for a significant number of those who are enrolled in our cyber schools. They deserve to feel safe, secure and at ease while they are in school, and cyber schools give them that ability. These institutions are also a great option for students with mental health hurdles, children with physical health limitations, and gifted young athletes with irregular schedules.
“But today is also an important opportunity to draw attention to the funding discrepancy our governor is proposing for these specialized institutions. Despite our state’s historic budget surplus, Gov. Whitmer wants to cut funding for cyber students by 20 percent. Every child in Michigan has a constitutional right to a quality education, and that means funding them equally, no matter how they learn or where they live.”
“These firearm reforms violate due process and the personal protection rights of law-abiding citizens. We certainly should not be passing legislation that restricts an individual’s second amendment rights when our broken criminal justice system is not properly enforcing the laws already in place to keep dangerous offenders behind bars.”
Local office hours are an opportunity for residents to meet one-on-one with their state representative, Luke Meerman, to discuss issues affecting the state, ask questions about state government, and request assistance with issues they are experiencing. No appointment is necessary, and all are welcome to attend.
© 2009 - 2023 Michigan House Republicans. All Rights Reserved.