The Answer Sheet: truancy

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/17/2010

The carrot, the stick ... or something else?

We keep trying to get kids to go to school and study with carrots and sticks -- but maybe both approaches are wrong.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Learning, Learning, Learning | Tags:  chronic truancy, paying for grades, sean slade, student truancy, truancy

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 05/14/2010

California may jail parents if kids are truant

The California Senate passes a doozy of a bill that would send parents to jail for up to a year if they can't get their kids to school enough of the time. Really.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:00 PM ET, 05/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Parents | Tags:  california considers sending parents to jail, california passes truancy law, california's truancy bill, parents and jail and kids and truancy, senate bill 1317, truancy, truancy and california