Update On Proposed Michigan Law To Jail Parents Who Don’t Attend Parent Conferences

Last month, I wrote about a Michigan prosecutor who had the ill-conceived notion of jailing parents who didn’t attend a teacher conference in their child’s school.

Unfortunately, he’s moving forward with it. Read Jail For Parents Skipping Teacher Conferences in Detroit?, an AP story.

As I’ve written previously:

Why not make something mandatory… instead of putting energy into building trusting and reciprocal relationships with parents; learning their concerns, visions for themselves, and visions for their children; helping families find the energy and capacity within themselves to want to act; and then working together to do something?

Here are some responses from Michigan public officials to the proposal.

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