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