Truancy Tickets

Students Rally to Amend Truancy Law | ATVN.


My former students (at a Los Angeles high school) frequently received truancy tickets. Several times, there was even a police officer in the office when students showed up several minutes late for school. The students, who did receive truancy tickets, had no way to pay them and often missed a day of school to go to court. Rather than getting a ticket, many of my students stayed home all day if they were running late. Truancy tickets are a practice I have only seen in working class schools, and this practice contributes to the “school to prison pipeline.”


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