Here’s is an excerpt from a news tidbit posted at Government Technology:

“Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot last week told judges that they may require students who skip school to wear electronic monitoring devices like those worn by prisoners on parole. The question came up late last year when a Brazos county justice of the peace wanted to impose electronic monitoring.”

I realize that skipping school isn’t the best way for students to get good grades or endear themselves to college acceptance boards, but treating truant students like parolees seems a bit harsh. I’m sure there are some parents who would welcome such a policy, but I also imagine that local law enforcement would be burdened with the task of administering and tracking the ankle bracelets. In a time of budget and personnel cuts, can local law enforcement really be expected to put so much effort into dealing with a crime that should fall within the responsibility of parents? Leave a comment.

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