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Truancy Punishments

Texas Can No Longer Send Kids To Jail For Missing School

AP | JAMIE STENGLE | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

DALLAS (AP) -- A long-standing Texas law that has sent about 100,000 students a year to criminal court - and some to jail - for missing school is off ...

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.

QUICK POLL: Should Students Be Fined For Cutting Class?

Posted 11.17.2011 | Home

At Nashua High School in New Hampshire, students aged 16 and older are now facing the possibility of being fined up to $100 per day for cutting class....

For Violence Prevention, Better Enforcement Is Needed

Eli Lehrer | Posted 11.19.2011 | DC
Eli Lehrer

At least some of the proposals contained in David Catania's South Capitol Street Memorial Act are worthy ones. But I'm not sure that what Catania proposes would have done anything to prevent the tragedy.

When Kids Cut Class, Could Mom And Dad Go To Jail?

Posted 10.04.2011 | Education

When students skip class, parents could be the ones punished -- as criminals. A new program in Marion County, Ind., which comprises 11 school distr...