Texas Appleseed releases its first "cost of discipline" study for a major school district -- calculating it cost Dallas ISD more than $11 million to remove 25,000 students from their home campuses in 2010-11.
This report continues Texas Appleseed’s school-to-prison pipeline work by delving into how Texas’ approach to truancy is driving more children away from school and into the adult criminal courts. The report explores causes of truancy, evaluates the current approaches to addressing truancy, highlights the disproportionate impacts of truancy charges on certain groups of students, and makes recommendations for ways that the Texas Legislature, the Texas Education Agency (TEA), and school districts can increase attendance and help children in a meaningful way.


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