Go To Parent/Teacher Conferences Or Get Your TANF Benefits Cut-Off, Says D.C. Council Member

In yet another bizarre and punitive effort to force increased parent involvement, a Washington, D.C. City Council Chairman has announced plans to introduce legislation that would cut-off TANF benefits to parents who didn’t attend parent/teacher conferences and PTA meetings.

He attempted unsuccessfully to do the same thing in 2008.

I’ve previously written many posts and articles about how and why punitive actions like this are terrible ideas.

And I’ll be adding this effort to my list, The Worst Parent Engagement Ideas.

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