VODCAST: School Truancy Laws Jail Parents and Levy Excessive Fines

Posted: March 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

My new post on school truancy laws that jail parents and levy excessive fines. Disguised as well-meaning attempts to resolve attendance issues in the schools, these truancy laws are nothing less than stealth maneuvers aimed at enriching school districts and court systems alike through excessive fines and jail sentences, while the ones being singled out for punishment—more often than not from middle- to low-income families—are the very ones who can least afford it.

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And if you missed my commentary on the subject, you can catch up on your reading here. — John W. Whitehead

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