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Truancy Fines

'When There's Trauma In The Home, There Is Drama In The Classroom'

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones and Rob Kuznia | Posted 11.04.2013 | Los Angeles

A growing number of school districts and public agencies in Los Angeles County have joined a campaign to take a less punitive and more holistic approa...

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.

WATCH: Students & Parents Protest $250 Fines For Being Late To School

The Huffington Post | Andrea Long-Chavez | Posted 03.19.2012 | Latino Voices

Nabil Romero was handcuffed, searched and fined by police as he approached Edward Roybal Learning Center in Westlake. His crime: he was late to sc...