Turner also said the bill apparently does not apply to home-schooled children and, “I guess a person who wants to get around this just can say ‘I’m home schooling my children’.”

While still aparently pandering to the fringe right wing

Dennis told the House Health Subcommittee the measure now only applies to “parents who do nothing.” He described the measure as “a carrot and stick approach.”

Johnson, a teacher, said the bill will still put “the burden of the family budget on children’s performance in school” and that would mean a “huge stress on a young person who is trying to do what he can.”

She also said the legislation targets “struggling families,” while there is nothing that addresses higher-income parents who ignore their children’s school problems.

Republicans proving once again that if you are poor and you vote for them; you’re an idit