October 20th, 2008
09:50 PM ET

Punishing Parents when Students Skip

Part of the reason I didn't skip school:  I was afraid of what would've happened if my mom found out.  And she's a teacher, so she knows every trick students use to get out of class.  (Plus, she knew some of the teachers at my high school.  Let's just say it was in my best interest to show up.)

But I knew some people who didn't show up.  And after you see the truancy report in Tuesday's show, you might ask, "Why should a parent get punished when skipping is the student's fault?"  The answer may be in the statistic:  Investigator Jones says 70 percent of the parents who get in trouble, get their kids back in school.  So if punishing parents works...

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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