New Michigan Law: No Welfare Benefits If Kids Skip School
The Michigan Department of Human Services has a new law that says that families can lose their welfare benefits, if the children are not regularly attending school. According to Fox Channel 2 News Detroit, starting October 1st, the state will monitor the school attendance of children 6-15 years old, and if they are skipping school, the state will take away aid being provided to the family. The move is expected to make parents more responsible, but welfare advocates and recipients say its too harsh. What do you think?