Miami School Board Upset by Michelle Obama’s School Visit
10 months ago
Member wants first lady’s campaign visit to high school cancelled
Michelle Obama generally polls better than her husband, Barack Obama. But she’s apparently got few fans on one south Florida school board.
The First Lady’s planned Tuesday visit to a high school has some Republican members of the Miami-Dade School Board calling for a campaign event to be cancelled, the Miami Herald reports.
The two upset board members – one a GOP candidate for state office and the other a strategist – wrote a letter of disapproval to the school board’s attorney.
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“Allowing the first lady of the United States to use one of our schools explicitly to benefit the president’s reelection campaign is inappropriate and sends the wrong message to our students, employees, and to taxpayers – even if the president’s campaign is willing to pay for all costs resulting from the event,” wrote board member Carlos Curbelo.
Students are on summer break, the Herald reports.
Mrs. Obama’s event, billed by the campaign as a rally for “grassroots supporters,” is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. ET at Barbara Goleman Senior High in Miami Lakes.