posted on Feb, 22 2014 @ 04:31 PM
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -
New York state Sen. Ruben Diaz Jr. introduced a bill that would require parents of elementary school children to attend a minimum of four parent
support classes. If parents don't go, 6th graders won't move onto 7th grade.
Leslie Venokur, the co-founder of Big City Moms, called the idea "crazy" and "insane." She said that what is most concerning that the education
commissioner and Board of Regents would develop the parenting guidelines. She said the Regents should "stick to what they're good at which is
teaching kids and staying away from the parents."
The bill states one of the courses would be related to physical, emotional, and sexual abuse of children.
Employers would be required to provide one day a year of paid leave so working parents can attend classes.
Some parents and non-parents we spoke with think it is a good idea.
Well, ATS? What do you think? Is forcing parents to attend a government-run parent support class a good idea?
Or is it a way to force parents to behave a certain way so that their children can advance?
I think this is a nightmare. Government says do "this", or we punish your children!
But hey, we no longer live in the land of the free any longer. This is nanny-state, police-state, bullying tactics.
As always, read, ignore, reply, buy an angry pack of ferrets and let them loose at a yoga class for lawyers, it's always up to you.