Democratic lawmaker tells parents to home school or pay for private school if they want to ‘have a say’

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Democrats continue to double down on their war against parents, with the latest attack coming from a Wisconsin State legislator who on Thursday told parents who’d like to “have a say” in their children’s education to pay for said education themselves.

“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,” Wisconsin State Assemblywoman Lee Snodgrass tweeted early Thursday afternoon.

Critics, of which there were many, interpreted her tweet as meaning that tax-paying parents who don’t want their children to be indoctrinated by taxpayer-funded public schools should invest in private education, while still paying taxes to the state.

The tweet provoked so much backlash that Snodgrass deleted it within the hour, but not before her numerous critics were able to screenshot it:

The backlash was twofold. Some critics accused her of being indifferent to the concerns of poor parents who can’t afford private schooling. Other critics zeroed in on her tacit support for children being indoctrinated with pseudo-intellectual “poison.”

Here’s a bit of the backlash:

Snodgrass’s tweet was posted amid an ongoing nationwide war between parents who want more say in their children’s education and those who disagree.

Some parents want the option to decide for themselves whether or not their children should be masked up while at school. Other parents want the choice to opt their children out of being taught divisive concepts, including (racial essentialism) and radical LGBT ideology.

Democrats on the national, state and local level, in addition to teachers’ unions and far-left activists, have aligned themselves against parents on both issues.

Snodgrass included:

The “terrible bill” that Snodgrass referenced in the tweets above would, as an example, stop teachers from telling mentally ill children that they may pick a gender on a whim.

Democrats claim this never happens, but the abundant evidence says otherwise:

After deleting her original tweet Thursday, Snodgrass tried backtracking by claiming the tweet had been “lacking in nuance” and was being “easily misinterpreted.”

She also argued that every parent already has a say thanks to their right to vote for school board members, join a local parent-teacher organization and meet with teachers, and that the real issue is the underfunding of public schools.

FYI, even far-left TV hosts like Chris Hayes have raised concerns over the billions in COVID relief money that was doled out to schools across the country amid the pandemic, only to be used to fund bonuses for themselves.

View the Wisconsin legislator’s backtracking thread below:

The thread did nothing to appease her critics. They fired back by arguing that she’d said “the quiet part out loud” and that, despite her talk of “nuance,” her original tweets had laid bare the truth about how the Democrat Party really feels.

And indeed, they had evidence to prove their point. It turns out that about a month ago, the Michigan Democratic Party had made the exact same “point” on Facebook.

The party wrote at the time that “parents do have the option to choose to send their kids to a hand-selected private school at their own expense” and that the “purpose of a public education in a public school is not to teach kids only what parents want them to be taught. It is to teach them what society needs them to know.”

Like Snodgrass’s tweet, that post was also eventually deleted:

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Posted by Michigan Democratic Party on Monday, January 17, 2022

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Vivek Saxena


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