Philadelphia pushes district to name chronically truant students' parents

Friday, April 18, 2014

Philadelphia’s District Attorney says bureaucracy at the Philadelphia School District is thwarting his effort to go after parents of students who are chronically truant.

At a city council budget hearing, DA Seth Williams said he wants to do more to reign in truancy of children and teens.

We just want to be the bad cop, to DHS’s good cop.” Williams complained that while school district leadership is supportive, bureaucracy stands in the way.

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