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The Nanny State Owns Your Kids: “Educators,” Not Parents, “Know Best,” Insists Michigan Bureaucrat

February 16, 2012
William Grigg, Republic Magazine
2/15/2012

School choice initiatives expanding parental control over education are unacceptable, insists Debbie Squires of the Michigan Elementary and Middle Schools Principals Association, because “Educators know best how to serve children, not necessarily regular parents.”

That stunning assertion of bureaucratic supremacy came during Squires’ testimony in a February 1 hearing of the Michigan House Education Committee. Chairman Thomas McMillin offered a stunned, one-word reaction: “Wow.”

“I’m surprised I didn’t lose it when she said that,” McMillan later told legislative correspondent Dave Murray of MLive.com. “They think they know what’s better for children than their own parents, and that’s what I find upsetting.”

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