Schools Giving Tickets, Not Detention Slips, Report Says

Posted January 13th, 2011 by Thrain

Court has become a deterrent instead of detention for some North Texas students.

The social and economic group Texas Appleseed collected five years worth of data from 22 districts across the state and found young students, including a six year old in Dallas, who received class C misdemeanor tickets for things like disrupting class, leaving school early and school yard brawls that didn’t include weapons.

Fines, criminal record, court trial for misbehaving in class?

dharveymi 4 years 32 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago

The problem of course here is compulsory education. Yes, there should be consequences for failing to do what is expected of one at a school. The student should be expelled from school and the parent should no longer be expected to pay to support any school that is unable or unwilling to educate her child. Tickets, fines, court, jail, execution for misbehaving at school? Really?

How exactly

SeanD 4 years 32 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago

How exactly does a school have authorization to ticket a student and send them to criminal court? Are they now given powers equal to police? Do they get a cut of fines like the town does?

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