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Trump-backed Tudor-Dixon criticizes Gretchen Whitmer for education policies, harm to students during COVID

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Exclusive – Republican Michigan gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon has said Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer is responsible for the decline of the state’s education system. This was largely due to her strict COVID policies, as she rejected many bills that Dixon said would help improve literacy.

In an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital, Dixon details what she believes has led to a “decline” in how the state teaches its children, accusing the Whitmer administration of causing the downturn, and Michigan’s We have outlined a plan to make the education system the best it can be. in the country.

“I think it’s important that we talk [Whitmer’s] Record what she did to the state, and first and foremost our children, what happened in education,” Dixon said.

“Our kids have been out of school longer than most other states. In fact, if you talk to Republican governors, they say blue states have been out of school twice as long as red states. okay,” she added. In-person learning shutdown statewide due to coronavirus pandemic.

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Tudor Dixon of Michigan speaks in an interview with Fox News' Brandon Gillespie Tuesday, July 26, 2022.

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Tudor Dixon of Michigan speaks in an interview with Fox News’ Brandon Gillespie Tuesday, July 26, 2022.
(Brandon Gillespie)

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Whitmer has faced sharp criticism for her approach to school closures during the pandemic, including multiple closures of in-person learning for students and a , including encouraging schools to close again last year.

Dixon argued that Whitmer’s actions had lowered the quality of Michigan’s education to one of the worst in the nation, and that it was time to “get the kids on track.”

“Overall, Michigan’s education is steadily declining, so it’s now down to 38th in the nation. It’s the bottom five states in the state,” she said.

“We have kids who are terribly behind…our literacy test is back.We had a 50% pass rate for third graders this year.Claimed to help raise Michigan’s literacy rate.” did.

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Dixon emphasized the importance of parental involvement in the education of children, and took sharp notes on the education of controversial subjects such as Critical Race Theory (CRT).

Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer visits a Ford Bronco off-road truck at the Motor Bella 2021 Auto Show in Pontiac, Michigan on September 21, 2021.

Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer visits a Ford Bronco off-road truck at the Motor Bella 2021 Auto Show in Pontiac, Michigan on September 21, 2021.
(Reuters/Rebecca Cook)

“Our Detroit Superintendent came out and said, ‘We use CRTs heavily.’ But the article cites evidence that the Detroit Superintendent said: “We use CRTs heavily,” Dixon said.

Dixon said at a school board meeting that Detroit Public Schools Community District Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said schools in his district “deeply use critical racial theories” and that students were exposed to historical injustice. I was referring to a report from last year that said we need to learn about. in the United States “to better understand who they are”.

“I think it’s important to bring some of these teachers in and talk to them and sit down with them and our Congress and say that this is what we’re seeing in the classroom. Rate,” Dixon said. said.

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Citing a conversation with a teacher, she expressed concern that children “are not acquiring the basics of reading, writing and mathematics” because so much effort has gone into teaching the CRT.

“Sit down and have a conversation with the people in the classroom. I think this is how we give our children the best future possible,” Dixon said.

“Right now we are letting our children down. I think I can come together from that perspective and talk like that,” she added.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon of Michigan speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, February 25, 2022.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon of Michigan speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, February 25, 2022.
(Tristan Wheelock/Bloomberg)

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Dixon faces a crowded field of Republican candidates, including businessman and chiropractor Garrett Soldano, businessman Kevin Linke, real estate broker Ryan Kelly and church pastor Ralph Levand.

She was endorsed by former President Donald Trump on Friday.

The Michigan primary will be held on Tuesday, August 2nd.

Fox News’ Jon Brown contributed to this report.

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