Prosecution of High School Truants
It has come to my attention that DA Kamala Harris would prosecute students whose frequent absences put them at risk of dropping out. This policy has already coming into full swing even though it has just begun. This policy merely revises the current policy of prosecuting parents of elementary and middle school truants, which has boosted attendance by 33%. As it stands, parents are put in jail for a year or fined $2,000. High school truants would have to do community service and be charged with a fine.
Do you think the attendance rating boost is as good as Harris claims? Or if the program should be more focused on helping the students instead of charging them with a fine?