Noor Noorahmad
Noor Noorahmad

عليه افضل الصلاة والسلام يا حبيبى يا رسول الله يا محمد اسمك يا محمد نور كل الاسامى بعدك يا محمد مفيش رسول تانى يا مدثر يا مزمل يا طه يا يس يا محمود فى السماء يا محمد يا هادى يا امين يا بشره من رب العالمين.

Carlos Antônio Aglio Henriques

Não é justo que crianças e adolescentes sejam obrigados a estudar e até ser presos por falta de frequência escolar....isso não é crime...é necessidade...abaixo este estatuto!
Direito a liberdade!
Mais condições de vida e emprego justo a todos!

Nathan Sanders
Nathan Sanders

My friend was in jail for 6 days as a 17 year old....for missing 15 days of school...in 8 months. His circumstances were rather unfortunate and disabled him from being able to attend school sometimes. The Texas justice system is completely archaic in its treatment of minor offences. They are often on the same level as serious crimes which people should actually go to jail for.

Pearl McLaughlin
Pearl McLaughlin

In North Carolina, children who are 16 can drop out of school without parental consent. Do kids who are 16 know what they want to do with their life? Many become dropouts and end up on welfare. I don't believe they should be allowed to drop out. and taking away their driver's license isn't much of a punishment.

Carole Best
Carole Best

Depending on reasons foe missing. If a trouble maker or just jerking around then a little jail/fine might do good.

Jorge Torres
Jorge Torres

"Under Texas law, students can only have 10 unexcused absences in a six-month period before the school files a complaint in court. Tens of thousands of other Texan students are also becoming victims of the criminal justice system for violating school attendance policies. Worst of all, those most affected are low-income families whose financial struggles can contribute to their children’s attendance problems. This Draconian method is clearly not the right approach to keeping kids in school....

"Under Texas law, students can only have 10 unexcused absences in a six-month period before the school files a complaint in court. Tens of thousands of other Texan students are also becoming victims of the criminal justice system for violating school attendance policies. Worst of all, those most affected are low-income families whose financial struggles can contribute to their children’s attendance problems. This Draconian method is clearly not the right approach to keeping kids in school. Instead the current truancy laws are leading to the unjust convictions of underprivileged students like Diane.

As the Texas Judicial Council, we're asking that you repeal the part of the Texas education code that gives states the right to incarcerate its students."

Rue McDowell
Rue McDowell

The mother and dad are the one's that need to be arrested not the child.

Trisha de Mesa
Trisha de Mesa

I hope it was not just because she's an honor student why people took action.

Tea Spangsberg
Tea Spangsberg

And ones again I wonder why it is that America calls itself the land of the free/ freedom.
In denmark everybody can get an education and go to collage and university, without paying (actually you get money if your over 18... so you don't have too work a full job but can get bye working only half time).

Charles W Shankle
Charles W Shankle

This is a situation that doesn't fit the rule and law as it's written. I was raised in a single parent, multiple child household and I too was lucky to graduate from school. This situation is one that doesn't fit within the rules and thus the rules are ill equipped to remedy this particular situation and others like it. Sam, I see you live in the United Kingdom and I too lived in Europe for five years. The UK doesn't have the Social Welfare systems the rest of Europe has. Nonetheless, the UK...

This is a situation that doesn't fit the rule and law as it's written. I was raised in a single parent, multiple child household and I too was lucky to graduate from school. This situation is one that doesn't fit within the rules and thus the rules are ill equipped to remedy this particular situation and others like it. Sam, I see you live in the United Kingdom and I too lived in Europe for five years. The UK doesn't have the Social Welfare systems the rest of Europe has. Nonetheless, the UK has more developed social welfare systems for the downtrodden than the US. They are essential so the least fortunate have the possibility of bettering one lot, the alternatives such as drug dealing and violent crime instead of school are far worse. Jailing and fining that child that has to be employed to feed a family along with attending school is certainly not a solution. Sam, I'm a conservative from Texas, and a former soldier that served in Europe and other places. I believe I understand some of the perspective from which you speak and where you come from, yet I still find this particular situation embarrassing to any compassionate, thinking person. The rules are ill-suited to solve this problem, so how much sense does it make to punish a child that has to sacrifice so much, Sam?

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