Government makes money (millions) from impoverished children

“Failure to attend school has also become a revenue stream for Texas. In fiscal year 2014, the state assessed fines and court costs of $16.1 million for truancy convictions, even though 79.4 percent of cases that year involved economically disadvantaged students, according to an analysis by the Austin-based social and economic justice advocacy group Texas Appleseed.”

Via In Texas, Courts Turn Truancy Cases Into Cash @ Al Jazeera America

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