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.
It shouldn't be jail time for the parents if the kids are giving them a hard time. Not only that, but when school systems are paying attention to attendance they tend to notice absence of children being abused at home. The schools shouldn't make it criminal for the parents because 10 absences at my high school was a truancy. Kids have doctor's and sick days not covered by insurance. Kids need mental health days and sometimes just need a day off.
I think so, I think that it should be encouraged that children become educated and make it a positive learning environment. Give the kids a reason to want to be there and give them a better understanding of why education is so important and what can happen to you when you are uneducated. Show them real life examples so they can see for themselves.
Also I think the educational programs need to be improved, show them real life situations where they will need to actually apply what they’re learning at school in their everyday life.
There are too many dynamics to make a solid black and white decision. Family counselors should become involved with parents when truancy is an issue, with the goal to assure the child’s safety, well being and healthy learning environment.
This question really depends on the situation of the family and should be delt with individually case by case. It depends on the circumstances of why the individual is out of school. If there is no reason for it besides not wanting to be there then it should be criminalized if not then no.
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