Georgia, the 8th largest state, took a big step towards passing universal school choice on Monday when its House Education Subcommittee voted 7 to 5 in favor. The full Senate has already cleared the bill, which has the support of GOP Governor Brian Kemp by a 33 to 23 vote.
Our hypocrite of the week is Georgia Rep. Lydia Glaize, a Democrat, who led the opposition in the House. Incredibly, she admitted, “All of my children graduated from private schools.” But she said low-income parents couldn’t be trusted to handle school choices responsibly.
School choice is truly the civil rights issue of our time, and what a disgrace that so many Democrats put teacher unions (and their millions of dollars of contributions) ahead of the education of all children.