Wednesday, March 9, 2011

After all, why should the kids be the only ones?

"A new state law will double the minimum amount of fines given to parents of truant school children," the Muskogee Phoenix reports.

But are increased fines really a sufficient punishment? I say it's time we send a message: Confine them in a large complex -- replete with security guards and metal detectors and which is sometimes put on lockdown -- whose occupants (many of whom are illiterate) are there by compulsion.

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