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Jaffe: To quell D.C. truancy: It's the parents, stupid

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The triangle park at the intersection of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X Avenues in Congress Heights is a cool place to hang out. At 1 p.m. on any given day you can find gaggles of high school students there. It might be the shank of the school day, and these teenagers should be soaking up lessons on Algebra or the Periodic Table or the Emancipation Proclamation. But they are on the loose,...

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