Bednar: Education looms large in Michigan governor's race

August 8, 2022 Chalkbeat

In the aftermath of the Michigan primary elections on August 2, the race for governor will feature incumber Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and challenger Republican Tudor Dixon. An article in Chalkbeat states the school choice will be a major issue. 

Ford School professor Jenna Bednar said, "The Republican primary race was a hot mess with candidate disqualifications and one candidate’s involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection. Now clear of those distractions, Tudor Dixon can focus on her core message: conservative values and a concern for K-12 education.”

She added that Dixon will also look to the recent past when she campaigns on education issues.

“She’ll remind voters of their frustration during the first year of the pandemic, with schools closing and children learning remotely,” Bednar said. “She’ll remind them of the annoyance of masking.”