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Viewpoint: Kids MUST be educated

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The Georgia Supreme Court recently upheld the law that holds parents accountable if their children miss too many days of school.

A parent challenged the Georgia law after she was convicted of misdemeanor violations because her child missed nine days of school. She was fined and put on probation.

We agree with the high court. Parents should be held accountable and should make sure their children are in school.

And if your argument is that you didn't know your children were skipping school, then it's time to pay more attention to your kids and their lives.

It's unfortunate that the legal system has to step in and force parents to be accountable for their children's education. But if that's what it takes, we're all for it.

 

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