The list of Georgia students currently eligible for private school scholarships include children with disabilities– such as blindness, traumatic injury and behavioral disorders. Now state Rep. Randy Nix, R-LaGrange, wants to add to this list of disabilities countless legal refugees who speak English poorly or not at all. Surprisingly and with little notice, H.B. 296 — the private scholarship expansion– passed the House of Representatives on March 9. It left one veteran lobbyist (who asked not to be identified) questioning if most of the representatives had even read this “freebie for refugees” legislation.
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