Some companies are opening their doors to their young workers' parents, often in the form of open houses or "bring your parents to work" days. But GPB's workplace expert says that also opens the door to problems.
Parents and teachers assailed cuts being proposed cuts to the Georgia's pre-kindergarten program. At a legislative hearing on Friday, some pre-k teachers said they would no longer be able to make ends meet if the program is cut from 6 1/12 hours a day to four. Others said cutting the instruction time would hurt the quality of the education being offered to 4-year-olds.
Research indicates that when parents get involved in a child's education, academic achievement improves. That may explain why one prosecutor suggests parents should serve jail time for missing parent teacher meetings. "Talk of the Nation's" Jennifer Ludden's discusses this issue.