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?