I understand the sentiment here, I really do. But the negatives that are addressed in this story--well, I don't have any answers to them.
"Sometimes I think they think we're out to get them. When you're talking about fining and pressing criminal charges, it kind of reflects that attitude."
Carlson said she used to teach at a school in Irving with many children of illegal immigrants.
"They were afraid to come to parent-teacher conferences because they were almost afraid of the authority," of the school district, she said.
Some parents have job or [transportation] issues that make it difficult to keep appointments, Reed said.
"If the idea is to create communication, to send them into the criminal justice system ... is going to do nothing but have a negative impact. It would make parents more scared of the school."
So, what would be a good way to get parents involved in their child's education at school?