Showing posts with label Los Angeles Unified School District. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Los Angeles Unified School District. Show all posts

Monday, December 13, 2010

At what point is it too late to teach parenting skills?

In Los Angeles County parents are being forced into parenting classes if their child is convicted of gang crime. Is it too late to teach parenting skills if the child is already in a gang?

Parents of gang members being sent to parenting class

Moms and dads in Los Angeles County are being sent to mandatory parenting classes after their children are convicted of gang crime.

The classes will eventually put in place across California under a new state law that came into effect this year.

Assemblyman Tony Mendoza, the lawmaker behind the Parent Accountability Act, says it is the first state law to give judges the power to order parents of gang members to school, though other court-mandated classes exist at the local level.

The law went into effect in January but budget cuts in Sacramento meant implementation of the classes was delayed and only in the past month or so have they been rolled out on a limited basis in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Read entire article here