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Barras: Parents and D.C. public schools

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D.C. Councilman David Catania is right: More parents should be pushed to get their children to school. It's hard to dispute the fact that a child who is not in the classroom can't receive any academic benefits. Still, his recently introduced legislative proposal, which would impose a series of sanctions -- from written warnings to jail time or a $100 fine -- on parents whose children have 10 or...

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