Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy's push to put parents in jail for missing parent-teacher conferences is "unprecedented," Senior Communications Director Michael Jahr told The Detroit News.  

"Parental involvement in education is desirable, but there's hardly any benefit from government coercion," Jahr said. "Are kids going to be better off if they have a parent in jail?"

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Education Policy Director Michael Van Beek takes a different look at parental involvement in Detroit schools here. Another look at parental involvement in public education can be found here.

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