I’ve previously written a lot about the state of Alabama’s efforts to identify undocumented families and their children attending schools (which has thankfully been temporarily stopped by courts).
The Southern Poverty Law Center is now suing the state over the constitutionality of the law, and is seeking data on its negative impact on immigrant children. The state gave the information to the federal government, but has refused to make it public (though it’s not clear from the articles, I’m assuming that feds are restricted in providing the details to other parties).
A summary of the data that was released by the federal government indicates a very large number of immigrant families in Alabama pulled their children out of school when the law when into effect.
I might suggest that laws like the one in Alabama are unlikely to generate increased parent engagement….