This is the debate that divides big government progressive SwampLovers from libertarians and mommies and daddies who just care about their kids' education. It has to do with much more than the LGBT community reaching out to toddlers and elementary school students.
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 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.
...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. I see parents being able to direct their child's education and they already in the lower 25-percentile, meaning a lot of those parents did not finish high school -- could not finish their own education," Glaize said during the hearing. "I am extremely concerned that we would put money in their hands and that entire piece of life in the hands of parents who are not qualified to make those decisions."
And, they don't have the money to put in the difference that their child would need to attend a private school -- if there were one in their region," Glaize added. "So, I'm really concerned about this."
So mommies and daddies are not "qualified" to direct their children's education...