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Stop Jailing Children for School Absences - ForceChange


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: truancy laws, children )

Monica
- 438 days ago - forcechange.com
In the old days, if a student was tardy or had an unexcused absence, he or she would be punished by detention and writing lines on the chalkboard. The situation is radically different in the present. Texas punishes these "crimes" with fines and even jail.



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Monica T. (294)
Monday July 8, 2013, 2:32 am
"This system is somewhat like killing a fly with a hammer. No one argues that missing or being late to school is a good thing, but if children learn from such a delicate age that they can be cruelly punished for something they may have no control over, they will lose faith in adults who are supposed to protect them."
 

AniMae Chi (407)
Monday July 8, 2013, 2:45 am
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ellen m. (222)
Monday July 8, 2013, 2:45 am
Signed, tweeted and shared. .thanks Monica
 

Kit B. (276)
Monday July 8, 2013, 5:36 am

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Mary T. (297)
Monday July 8, 2013, 8:39 am
Signed & Noted - thank you Monica
 

Natasha Salgado (520)
Monday July 8, 2013, 9:15 am
S+S-thx Monica
 

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Monday July 8, 2013, 10:44 am
Signed and Noted.
 

Jae A. (323)
Monday July 8, 2013, 1:26 pm
Total InsaniTea in my opinion. Look at the cost of all this...law enforcement officers time/special court/lawyers/incarceration cost and on and on.

A 'cash cow' for all involved except the students and their families. States/Federal government pay the private contractors for their services,lawyers and court make bucks and ..well there ya go...Texasss,... where they are Jailing Kids for Dollars ....while the states most serious long term repeat offenders / criminals,their Reichwing politicans, 'run free', so to say....
 

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Wednesday July 10, 2013, 4:00 am
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Ana F. (26)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 6:32 am
Signed!
 
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