In the ongoing saga of Detroit's dysfunction comes Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy's (pictured above) bright idea to jail parents in Detroit for up to three days for repeatedly missing parent-teacher conferences.
Worthy's argument is that parents who are not accountable for their children are part of the problem with elevated truancy, dropout rates and a recent rash of violent crimes involving teens:
"I have seen that younger and younger children are committing more violent acts, and we need to look at different approaches," Worthy told reporters. "I know we need to try something different. We should not have to legislate this, but what we have been doing is not working."
Asked by Anonymous at 9:04 AM on Jul. 8, 2010 in General Parenting
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Answer by bumblebeestingu at 9:11 AM on Jul. 8, 2010
I was confused- you have PTA which is something totally different than Parent/Teacher conference. I do think it's VERY important for the parents and teacher to communicate and if you don't bother to go, then you're showing your lack of interest in your child's education. I know... I have to work, I can't find a babysitter and blah blah blah... but I"m SURE the teacher will work with you to find a convenient time that works.
I wouldn't go as far as to toss people in jial for NOT going... I just find it sad that so many parents don't care about their children.
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