Cruel and unusual. That’s how a group of parents is describing the punishment for truant students at several Dallas-area schools, and they’ve filed a lawsuit to stop it.
Advocacy groups have filed a complaint with the U.S. Justice Department alleging Dallas-area public schools are too harsh in their truancy rules.
This Saturday both the Dallas and Fort Worth Independent School District’s will have city and school leaders out knocking on the doors of possible middle and high school dropouts.
A program to stop truancy in two North Texas school districts could be a moneymaker for some. Both Arlington and Mansfield are participating in the “You Earn, They Learn. Stop Truancy.” program.