Council Member Catania Urges Harder Line on Truancy at D.C. Schools

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(Washington Post) — D.C. Council member David A. Catania (I-At Large) said Thursday that truancy is at crisis levels in the District and that parents of children skipping school need to face real consequences that might include losing their welfare benefits.

At a committee hearing, Catania said he plans to introduce legislation that would ratchet up the pressure on parents, who he believes have been let off the hook for their children’s truant and delinquent behavior.

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