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Jail Time Proposed for Parents Who Miss Parent-Teacher Conferences
Nanny State Liberation Front ^ | NSLF

Posted on 06/21/2010 4:27:56 PM PDT by swampfoxniner

A Detroit, Mich. prosecutor is threatening parents with jail time if they do not make it to at least one parent-teacher conference annually. Meanwhile, the Detroit Public Schools system is [ http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/local/Parent-Teacher-Conference-Rule-Proposed-20100614-ms ]bribing parents with $25 gift cards to Target for providing up-to-date student information upon enrollment.

Treating parents like children with a punishment and reward method of discipline should be seen as an “incentive to encourage those responsible to take and active interest in their children’s education,” explained Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worth in a June 14 [ http://www.co.wayne.mi.us/mygovt/prosecutor/docs/2010%20June%2014%20-%20Statement%20Parent%20Ordinance.pdf ]press release. “We should not have to legislate this, but what we have been doing is not working.”

According to Worth, Detroit school kids are becoming increasingly more prone to criminal behavior, so this “last resort” effort to force parents in to attending parent-teacher conferences should somehow control their children’s’ propensity towards crime. Yea, it doesn’t quite make any sense, especially considering that locking parents up in jail will only serve to ... 

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TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: detroit; government; jailtime
This has to be a joke?!?!?!
1 posted on 06/21/2010 4:27:56 PM PDT by swampfoxniner
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To: bamahead

/mark


2 posted on 06/21/2010 4:29:15 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: swampfoxniner
Doesn't appear to be a joke.
3 posted on 06/21/2010 4:31:07 PM PDT by mlizzy
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To: swampfoxniner

just another reason to home school. that way, if you have to work late some night, you won’t have to worry about your wife throwing you in jail (at least not ‘real’ jail)


4 posted on 06/21/2010 4:33:22 PM PDT by sten
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To: swampfoxniner

How bout throwing the teachers in jail for not teaching.


5 posted on 06/21/2010 4:34:04 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: unixfox

>>How bout throwing the teachers in jail for not teaching.<<

And the kids for not paying attention...


6 posted on 06/21/2010 4:35:00 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who accepts a ride from a scorpion should expect a sting and the phrase "it is my nature.")
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To: swampfoxniner

“A Detroit, Mich. prosecutor”

Detroit? Maybe if he checked the jail, he’d find a bunch of the “parents” there already....


7 posted on 06/21/2010 4:36:47 PM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: swampfoxniner

They cant make even one ???


8 posted on 06/21/2010 4:39:23 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: unixfox

How bout throwing the teachers in jail for not teaching.

##

How about doing away with socialized schooling?


9 posted on 06/21/2010 4:40:02 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: swampfoxniner

Wait a second. I thought jails were letter the bad guys out early because they didn’t have room to put them up.

So how come they’re coming around with this idea of putting law abiding citizens in jail for missing a parent teacher conference. I’d like to see the penal code on that one. When did it become illegal.

And while we’re talking about illegal activities, what about all those illegals who wander across the Sanoran Desert. At the very least, they ought to get a ticket for litering. That is, if they’re ever allowed back into the United States. I mean, what kind of citizens do they think they’d make if they are littering.


10 posted on 06/21/2010 4:40:42 PM PDT by janereinheimer ((I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.))
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To: janereinheimer

letter =letting

sorry


11 posted on 06/21/2010 4:41:21 PM PDT by janereinheimer ((I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.))
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To: swampfoxniner

Democrats are always looking for new ways to manufacture criminals.


12 posted on 06/21/2010 4:44:50 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: swampfoxniner

Detroit is known for their excellent schools, don’t ya know.


13 posted on 06/21/2010 4:57:24 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: swampfoxniner; KoRn; mlizzy; sten

I’m trying to form a mental picture of a parent:

1) who had not previously been attending at least one parent-teacher conference a year, and

2) who would start attending in response to a threat of jail, and

3) whose involvement in their child’s education would have even the slightest positive effect.

No luck yet. Can anybody else help me out on this?


14 posted on 06/21/2010 4:58:34 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: swampfoxniner

Get your kids out of public schools.


15 posted on 06/21/2010 5:05:21 PM PDT by marron
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To: mlizzy

Heck, it they just required parents that are unemployed, on welfare, in jail, or government workers to show up, they would have at least a 92% attendance figure! lol


16 posted on 06/21/2010 5:07:47 PM PDT by Dem Guard (Throw the trash out on November 2nd!)
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To: swampfoxniner

A Detroit, Mich. prosecutor is threatening parents with jail time if they do not make it to at least one parent-teacher conference annually.


Why in Gods’ name would this joker want to torture the teachers in this manner?


17 posted on 06/21/2010 5:07:49 PM PDT by Grunthor (Getting married, T minus 5 days.)
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To: swampfoxniner
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Cheers!

18 posted on 06/21/2010 5:39:58 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

my father never went to parent teacher conferences. there was an open house kind of thing when we first moved there, but that was it.

he ran the business and would go to work @ 7am and get home between 7-9pm... 9a-4p on sat.

if there was a school thing to be attended to, my mom would deal with it. of course, my sister and I were good students, I was in all honors classes.

I’m fairly certain, my father sacrificing the business to listen to some lib pattle on would not have helped my education one bit. and a threat of jail time would have just encouraged us to move to a different school district.


19 posted on 06/21/2010 6:00:22 PM PDT by sten
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To: swampfoxniner

The is the success of the Teachers Unions turning people’s attention away from their responiblity for the terrible state of public schools and shifting blame onto parents and kids (families). They have made great “progress” in this area...jail ‘em.


20 posted on 06/21/2010 7:21:40 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Grunthor
Why in Gods’ name would this joker want to torture the teachers in this manner?

Not to worry...
They would just throw more (of your) money at the problem : Hire lots of ( big ) bodyguards to protect the teachers, and buy lots of metal detectors to keep the armed "parents" out.

Some people have no imagination.

< /sarc >

21 posted on 07/08/2010 2:10:35 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("We don't want to hear words; we want action and results.")
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