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Skip your kid's teacher's conference in Wayne County and go to jail, maybe

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy wants to make it illegal for parents to skip parent-teacher conferences.

It's a plan that's still in the works, and Worthy acknowledges it faces a tough sell. But she said she's so concerned about truancy and juvenile crime that she wants an ordinance that would force parents to attend at least one conference a year -- or face jail.


Most everybody agrees that a child's first and most important teacher is their parent.

And to bring that point home in Wayne County, Prosecutor Kym Worthy wants an ordinance where parents can be thrown in jail if they don't attend conferences with teachers.

Can you make a law to require parents to be involved in their kid's education? Will the threat of jail get the job done?

I think not. You?