Should parents go to jail when students don't go to school?
Today we ran a story about the 400-plus Baltimore city parents who have been cited for failing to send their children to school, even profiling a mother who was sentenced to jail because her son had missed 103 of 130 days. About one dozen parents have gone to jail time for the misdemeanor this year.
The story spurred a debate about whether or not parents should be held responsible for their childrens' truancy, particularly when the student is at the age (in this mother's case 15 years old) to make decisions for themselves. I'm interested to hear what our education communities think.