Criminalizing Truancy
Should Kids be Jailed for Skipping School?

Fuentes, Annette
Date Written:  2012-09-11
Publisher:  CounterPunch
Year Published:  2012
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX14511

American jurisdictions are increasingly turning to the criminal justice system to deal with truancy. Students and parents are being fined, and in some cases jailed, for missing school.

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