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Michigan GOP calls for repeal of constitutional amendment

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The Michigan G.O.P. wants to repeal an amendment to the state Constitution. The amendment prevents public dollars from funding non-public education.

State G.O.P. spokesperson Gustavo Portela says repealing the amendment would give families more ways to respond to pandemic-related learning interruptions.

“We believe there’s a need to repeal the Blaine amendment because it could prohibit students and families from receiving equitable education based on individual learning needs.”

The Michigan Democratic Party says getting rid of the amendment could lead to a drain on public school funding.

Proposed amendments to the state constitution can get on the ballot through a two-thirds vote in both chambers of the Legislature, petitions, or a constitutional convention.