In her response to the State of the Union address earlier this month, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used a favorite catchphrase of Democrats when she said “no one is above the law.” While she was referring to President Donald Trump, Whitmer should take her own words to heart.

The previous week, when delivering the State of the State, Whitmer openly called for families to work around Michigan’s third-grade reading law, passed in 2016 but just now starting to take effect. And she’s asking community foundations across the state to help these families with children facing retention “navigate” the law – code for aiding them in securing exemptions to the requirements.

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