Local D. A. explains: “…his office will prosecute the parents of students with more than five unexcused absences” and that “The parents face fines or up to six months in jail.”
I realize truancy is a misdemeanor in LA, but I’m thinking this could be handled another way. Why should the parents be prosecuted and fined-with possible jail time? Isn’t there a better way to handle this? Not to mention better ways to spend tax payers money.
If this kind of logic were applied to myself in my high school years, we’d probably be bankrupt and be serving 20 years for all the school I missed.
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