by Daniel Okonkwo


Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Prison Is a Poor Deterrent, and a Dangerous Punishment" by Daniel Okonkwo.

In the opinion piece, “Prison is a Poor Deterrent, and a Dangerous Punishment,” Daniel Okonkwo discusses why young offenders should be treated differently than adults.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Growing Up and Justice, Freedom & Equality as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What is fair?" and "Why should we value our youth?"

Ways to support your child: