Truancy is intentional, unjustified, unauthorized, or illegal absence from compulsory education. Its absence is caused by students of their own free will and does not apply to excused absences. In the U.S. truancy laws are regulated by local school districts and vary widely across the United States. Penalties include fines or jail time for parents or children. In 2019 Presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Beto O’Rourke introduced plans that would require the government to decriminalize truancy at the federal level.
I think if you have perfect children, good for you. We cannot put the parents in jail for truancy. I dare anyone to walk an hour in the parents shoes of an unruly child. Jailing the parents, would cause loss of income, possibly their home, and DHS would step in and take child or children. We need to have compassion and mercy.
No, it is OK to miss school if you are sick injured or mourning the death of a friend or relative, but to allow students to skip school whenever they feel like it with or without reason will surely lead to an increase in crime and Drop out rates
No, Students and parents should be held accountable for the basic education of their students till at least age of 16. The school should not be held responsible for a student deciding to drop out with the support of their parents.
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