This Tuesday, Mississippi’s GOP Governor Phil Bryant said that the growing number of working mothers are the root of America’s educational troubles.
Appearing in a Washington Post Live discussion with three other particiants, moderator Mary Jordan asked how America’s educational outcomes have become “so mediocre.” Bryant was the first to respond.
“I think both parents started working,” Bryant said. “The mom got in the work place.”
The governor, soon realizing the controversial nature of his answer, quickly clarified the response, stressing the role of parents in education.
“In today’s society parents are so challenged,” he said. “They’re working overtime.”
Listen to Governor Phil Bryant’s comments in the video below.