Over the past five years, 22 Texas school districts have issued Class C Misdemeanor tickets to more than 1200 elementary students, some as young as 6 years old. Misbehaving children can result in fines of $500 to the family. The offenses? “Things like disrupting class, leaving school early and school yard brawls that didn’t include weapons.” DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM)
Is criminalizing childhood behavior the way to get control in the schools?
Lea Ann @WhateverState
As a homeschooler in DFW, where this story originated, I am sadly not too surprised. While we enjoy one of the most homeschool-friendly states in the Union, local areas have begun taking away child liberties right and left.
Last year’s tragic passing of the Dallas Daytime Curfew (children not allowed outside in the daytime?!) was touted as crime-prevention, too.
It makes no sense, really.