Fining parents for truancy

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    Concord Could Fine Students For Cutting Class « CBS San Francisco

    Good idea?
     
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    I'd say yes it's a good idea but it'll be a double edged sword... Finally puts more responsibility on the parent's shoulders for their bratty teens. Unfortunately, I can see the single mother/father who has to work two jobs to barely support her/his family and almost is never home getting screwed on this one... Regardless I'd like to see this play out and if it works bully for them!
     
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    I think we will probably see a bunch of homeless kids from this one.

    For a short time anyway. Enough kids get tossed on their ear for wrecking the family budget it will have a salutary effect.

    It will only work if the parents and the system are sufficiently hard ass. Which I don't see happening
     
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    Nah. Fine the kids. Put them in juvy courts. That works better. Then kick em out.

    Fining parents doesn't do anything. The ones who have excessively truant kids are the ones that can't pay or don't care.
     
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    Forced use is almost always a horrible idea.

    Better the little miscreants skip out than be disruptions in the classrooms.
     
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    Sounds like a great idea. So far as I'm concerned they're the parent's property and responsibility until they turn 18, so the parents should be held liable for the child's whereabouts.
     
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    You're both probably right but it could be a deterrent for some. Our school started fining kids 100 bucks for smoking in the bathrooms. It didn't solve the problem, but it definitely helped. Our district does little to enforce truancy though. Teachers should not be held accountable for kids who are not there. It defies logic.
     
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    More like don't care. the point of the fines is to make them care.

    But I think the tenor of the original article was that the problem was the kids were loose and unsupervised. Whether they were getting an education or not was not the issue.
     
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    on the other hand the school has to be prepared to teach them - meaning they have to have the facilities, faculty, and materials for all enrolled - but they'll only receive funding based on attendance.

    That means the kid that's skipping out is costing the school money. I see no reason not to try to recoup some of that.
     
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    Good idea
     

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