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Texas Matters: Jail For Students Who Skip School


When students skip school they lose out on a chance to have an education – also school districts lose out on state revenue. Some Texas school districts have gotten so tough on students who skip that a number of the juveniles have been sent to jail. A recent Buzzfeed investigation looks into the trend and found that more than a thousand Texas teenagers have ended up behind bars. Alex Campbell is an investigative reporter for Buzzfeed.com.

David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi