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Education issues rise to the front of Dixon campaign stops

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Learning issues came to the forefront of a town hall featuring the Republican nominee for Michigan governor and a handful of GOP lawmakers Friday.

The event, put on by the group Moms for Liberty, was billed as a chance to discuss education-related issues in Michigan.

Gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon says she believes the state has currently fallen short when it comes to reading.

"Obviously, we have kids that we need to get back on track and that’s why we’ve presented our tutoring plan to make sure that every kid gets 25 hours to get back on track because our kids are woefully behind in many different areas." said Dixon.

The appearance came a day after Dixon’s first debate with Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

During the debate, Whitmer emphasized working with the Legislature to pass a budget bill with more than 19 billion dollars for K-through-12 schools.