Video Shows Michigan Parents Encouraging Kids to Violate School Mask Mandate After the County Updated Its COVID-19 Policy

“After being told that the sheriff’s deputy overseeing the situation would not in fact enforce entering students to wear masks, the crowd of parents began to urge their kids to enter the building without face coverings. ‘They can go in, guys,’ one man can be heard saying. ‘Go on in, guys. They can’t enforce it.’ ‘Be kind and respectful.’

Unfortunately, reason doesn’t seem to work…but respectful civil disobedience by a large enough group cannot be easily stopped.

Video shows Michigan parents encouraging kids to violate school mask mandate after the county updated its COVID-19 policy (

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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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