Georgia State Rep. Says Many Parents Aren't 'Qualified' To Make School Choice Decisions

Brittany M. Hughes | March 20, 2023
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To be fair, they were all thinking it. This woman just had the audacity to say it out loud.

During a subcommittee hearing on whether to allow parents to take their tax dollars and is them to send their child to the school of their choice, Georgia state Rep Lydia Glaize, a Democrat, claimed that many parents aren’t educated enough to be trusted to make decisions about their own child’s schooling.

“I see parents being able to direct their child’s education and they’re already in the lower 25 percentile. A lot of those parents did not finish high school and could not finish their own education. 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,” she said.

Translation: you have to have a certain state-sanctioned piece of paper to be considered smart enough to make choices for your own child. And if you were failed by the garbage public school system, that inherently means you’re too stupid to decide for yourself whether you want your kid shoved through the same rusted pipeline that didn’t work out for you.

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If that’s not some circular reasoning, right there.

Of course, Glaize admitted later on in her diatribe that she had sent all of her children to private schools because they could afford it - a choice she doesn’t believe less wealthy people are smart or “qualified” enough to make.

Here’s the bottom line. Above all, leftists love two things: other people’s money, and showering it on institutions they can control. Allowing parents to pull their children out of imploding public schools may improve the prospects for that kid, but it’s a death knell for indoctrination camps the left depends on to pump out good little progressives.

And we just can’t have that, can we?

Unfortunately for big government lovers like Glaize here, the Georgia House Education Subcommittee on Policy passed the bill to allow tax dollars to follow students outside the public school system in a 7 to 5 vote. We'll see where the measure goes from here, but one thing's for sure: out children are the blank slates on which the future of this nation is being written, and the left will fight tooth and nail to keep them.