Texas Truancy Policies are bad for kids, bad for Texas

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.