Detroit, MI asked in Education Law for Michigan

Q: Are there any michigan laws for public schools that pertain to how much tv/content is shown to children?

My child’s teacher puts tv on during snack time, brain breaks, indoor recesses, gives them movie days and a day where they can bring electronics from home to play games. None of the content is educational, and I don’t agree with the content my child is watching. She also gives out sugary treats constantly….for homework, reading, doing well for a sub, etc. this year my child hates school and has regressed academically. I’ve brought it up and nothing was done. Is there anything I can do legally? Are there any laws for this in Michigan? I know there are in some other states. Thank you for your advice.

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: No laws that I'm aware of. This really is a school issue that must be addressed with the teacher, building principal, and possibly the superintendent.

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