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?

Lynda Cavallo-Davila
Lynda Cavallo-Davila

Hey, FB readers! I live in Texas, and know first hand that if your child misses to much school, even with an excuse, the student and parent goes to court n also pays a hefty fine!! I've been there n done that with my son! This is one of the reasons I Pulled them out if school! And also the bullying! They seem to over look the child who is being bullied. They the child who is being bullied," gets suspended, or reprimanded", but not the ONE, who is doing the bullying????? As to say my older...

Hey, FB readers! I live in Texas, and know first hand that if your child misses to much school, even with an excuse, the student and parent goes to court n also pays a hefty fine!! I've been there n done that with my son! This is one of the reasons I Pulled them out if school! And also the bullying! They seem to over look the child who is being bullied. They the child who is being bullied," gets suspended, or reprimanded", but not the ONE, who is doing the bullying????? As to say my older son, got his GED a month after he was pulled out of school! He got a really high score on his test. And now is in the US ARMY! I'm very proud of him! My other son will be taking his test before the end if the year! Then they want to know why, our kids drop out!!!!!

Timothy Eakin
Timothy Eakin

Stop The Bull Shit Tell Government To Stay Out Of Our Lives.

Nina Machado
Nina Machado

Just another travesty in the public school system. They should be spending their efforts teaching, and rewarding those students who are achieving at high levels-often those same students who do miss school for personal reasons. The school is what needs to be reprimanded by the taxpaying citizens as it is up to the school to file the complaint in court. What a waste of resources in a system facing budget and program cuts. If they insist on taking court action against teens who are truant,...

Just another travesty in the public school system. They should be spending their efforts teaching, and rewarding those students who are achieving at high levels-often those same students who do miss school for personal reasons. The school is what needs to be reprimanded by the taxpaying citizens as it is up to the school to file the complaint in court. What a waste of resources in a system facing budget and program cuts. If they insist on taking court action against teens who are truant, they should at least follow criteria that the student be failing in one or more subject.

Elizabeth MacVicar
Elizabeth MacVicar

That's harsh, she should get extra credits not punishments.

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