State Rep. Pamela Hornberger, chair of the House Education Committee, issued the following statement urging the governor to work with the state Legislature to return all school districts to in-person learning:
“What is happening to thousands of students and their families in Michigan today is criminal. At best, it’s willful neglect and the governor is complicit.
“We have nearly 50,000 students in Detroit that have been out of school for 42 plus days. At the same time, we have nearly 50,000 charter school students attending school in-person in Detroit. Many of these open charter schools are right down the street from the empty DPSCD schools.
“DPSCD is shirking their moral obligation to educate thousands of children, many of whom are special needs, and some of the poorest students and families in Michigan.
“This is unacceptable, at the same time the Michigan Legislature has approved record funding for our schools. This should be concerning to all Michigan taxpayers. While the governor may talk a big game, she has not been at the forefront of solving this problem or any problem facing the everyday needs of our students and their families as she has vetoed nearly every bill that would improve education for Michigan students and their families.
“In her own State of the State address, the governor admitted that remote learning is not conducive to educating our young people. It’s time for all students to get back to the classroom. I call on the governor to join with me, the chair of the House Education Committee, and members of the Michigan Legislature in demanding the return to in-person learning for all school districts that are refusing to do so.”
The Michigan House has approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Pamela Hornberger (R-Chesterfield Township) that would authorize the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to transfer Brandenburg Park to Chesterfield Township.
State Rep. Pamela Hornberger (R-Chesterfield Township) has introduced a plan to combat the volume of inappropriately flushed personal care and household wipes statewide by requiring manufacturers to label wipes sold in Michigan as “non-flushable.”
State Rep. Pamela Hornberger introduced a House resolution on Wednesday condemning the Michigan Department of Education’s teacher training videos on student gender orientation and reaffirming the fundamental right of parents to direct the education of their children.
State Rep. Pamela Hornberger (R-Chesterfield Township) is working to protect child abuse victims from reliving trauma during forensic investigations and court proceedings. A bipartisan plan she helped introduce in June would require a child’s initial testimony to be recorded, preventing him or her from testifying multiple times and reliving the event each time.