The Texas Tribune reports on an effort to relax Texas truancy laws a little bit.
Currently, missing school can cause students and parents to be charged under criminal statutes.
Originally the legislation would have removed the criminal offense, but unfortunately that's been put back in.
School attendance should not be mandated by the government. Libertarians have always held that truancy laws turn schools into prisons. Parents and children should have the freedom to choose whether to attend school, without having to prove anything to the state.