About a dozen parents have been sentenced for their children’s truancy this year and some have gone for jail for the crime, the Baltimore Sun’s Erica Green reports. Green profiles Barbara Gaskins, who spent 10 days in jail after her 15-year-old son missed the overwhelming majority of school days this year. She says she dropped him off at the bus stop each morning and taught him the importance of education. She was worried about finding childcare for her four young children while serving the time.
Brilliant. And something that should be done nationwide. Pack them off to jail. Perhaps then they’ll get their little ones up and off to school.