ATLANTA (TND) — A Georgia lawmaker is getting hammered by critics for arguing that parents are “not qualified” to direct their children’s education if they didn’t finish high school themselves.
The remarks came Monday from Georgia Democratic Rep. Lydia Glaize while she was questioning Senator Greg Dolezal over the Georgia Promise Scholarship Act.
The school choice bill introduced by Dolezal would provide parents whose children go to the state’s worst-performing schools with $6,000 per year to help them send their kids elsewhere, or to help them obtain additional resources that make up for the poor learning standards at their current public school.
But according to Glaize, since most of the qualifying families will likely be low-income, she questioned whether they were adept enough to make decisions regarding their child’s education, particularly since they probably didn’t finish high school.
I do know that in private schools there is a requirement of who can get into the school. So, I see access as a problem. …