FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2016
Contact: MIPIE President Melanie Kurdys
MICHIGAN LIBERTARIAN CANDIDATE FOR
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT #60, LOGAN FLECKENSTEIN
SIGNS PLEDGE TO FIGHT FEDERAL INVOLVEMENT IN LOCAL EDUCATION
MUSKEGON, MI -- Libertarian Michigan State House Candidate Logan Fleckenstein has signed the “Stop Fed Ed” pledge circulated by Michigan Parents Involved in Education (MIPIE), a group demanding an end to the U.S. Department of Education, and Stop Common Core in Michigan, Inc.
Mr. Fleckenstein pledges “to reject all federal mandates tied to federal funding,” and “fight against federally mandated curriculum, standardized tests, and all illegal and unconstitutional mandates from the federal Department of Education.”
Sheri Few, who heads the parent group United States Parents Involved in Education (USPIE), said that “the fight against Common Core exposed the failures of a federally-based, one-size-fits-all curriculum on states and local school districts.”
“With the most recent federal usurp of state education authority through President Obama’s transgender bathroom/locker room edict, it is clearly time to end the unconstitutional authority assumed by the US Department of Education,” said Melanie Kurdys, President of MIPIE. She went on to say, “For half a century now this experiment with federal control of local public schools has gone on and it’s failed.”
Republican, Democratic, and Libertarian candidates at every level of government across the country are being asked to sign a pledge to end the US Department of Education.
More information is available on the group’s website: www.uspie.org and http://stopcommoncoreinmichigan.com/