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AUG 25, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Texas Sends Thousands Of Kids To Court And Fines Them For Missing School. That's About To Change.

WASHINGTON -- In a state proud of its reputation for "hang 'em high" Texas justice, closing the school-to-prison pipeline has long seemed next to impossible. For years, Texas prosecuted more kids for missing school than all other states combined. In 2013, prosecutors charged more than 115,000 kids with truancy in adult criminal courts, where the minors were denied access to lawyers, ...

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