Louisiana Legislator Wants Law To Grade Parents

A Louisiana legislator is proposing a law, similar to the failed effort in Florida, that would give parents grades based on their level of school involvement. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

Harrison’s House Bill 808 lists six things parents would need to do to receive an “A” rating:

– Help students with homework.

– Provide all the necessary school supplies.

– Making sure students obey rules and are well-disciplined.

– Making sure students meet the dress code.

– Participate in student conferences.

– Make sure students attend class regularly.

Here’s a Florida newspaper’s editorial explaining why this kind of proposal is a bad idea. Here’s a critique from The Educated Reporter. And this is from The Washington Post.

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