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Students Protest Truancy

Move Over, Traffic Court, It's Time for a New Money-Making Scheme: School Truancy Laws That Jail Parents and Levy Excessive Fines

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Under this increasingly popular system of truancy enforcement, instead of giving students detention or some other in-school punishment for "unauthorized" absences, schools are now opting to fine parents and force them, or their kids, to serve jail time.

The Vote Is In: Will $250 Truancy Tickets Stay?

2011-04-04-tcmhuffpo.jpg | Posted 02.22.2012 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of The City Maven. By Alice M. Walton. Los Angeles students who are truant from school would not face a monetary fine unti...

Should Students Pay $250 For Being Late To Class?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.22.2012 | Los Angeles

Should students have to pay $250 for being late to class? How 'bout $800? The LA City Council Public Safety Committee thinks not and voted Monday i...