We’re proud that we’ve had the chance to work with Texas Appleseed to help Texas visualize the damaging effect of truancy policies. It’s time to ask if Texas truancy policies are a gateway to the juvenile justice system for Texas youth. We’ve made great progress with the rolling back of Class C ticketing, but there is more work to do! Special thanks to Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson for being the voice of this campaign.
Update: So much great progress on truancy in Texas – but the battle continues with Texas Appleseed informing us that children as young as 4 years old (in pre-school) are being suspended.