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Published: Wednesday, March 27 2013 5:50 p.m. MDT

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Danny Chipman
Lehi, UT

Punish the students, not the parents. Rescind student privileges, impose detention, or dock their grades for truancy. Even the best parents in the world can't control their children's actions 24-7.


Yes it is about time we punished people for their own transgressions and not for the "Original Sin" postulated in the parents.

Would it really help to force these nascent criminals into the general school population to annoy teachers and other students? Somehow I think we are confusing cause and effect.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT


Punish them both. If you don't believe the parents can influence the students attendance, you never met my father, my uncles, nor me with my daughters.

Detention? Grades? if the kids are truant, how will this hurt them? All you are driving at is an uneducated workforce.

Parents should be parents.

Mcallen, TX

In a free country---youngsters are forced to schools? Punish them for not going? Can't believe the words coming from our follow citizens.

This isn't the America of 1776.

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