Injustice Served In Truancy Case

A Texas judge threw a 17-year-old student in jail for a night when she was truant yet again…

The problem here is that this honors student works a full-time job and a part-time job working to support her younger sister and brother who is college after her parents abandoned her and her siblings.  She does this, by the way, while taking advanced placement courses and dual credit college courses.

And to repeat, she is an honors student…

Shouldn’t we be applauding this young person’s sacrifice and work ethic rather than punishing her?  At the very least shouldn’t some common sense be exercised by the judge and the school district?  She obviously needs some support.  This is a glaring example of why Texas’ compulsory attendance law (attendance required ages 6-18) should be examined and revised.

Here’s the video of this story: