KLRU American Graduate

Truancy Starts Many on School-to-Prison Pipeline

Clip | 2m 54s

In part two of our story about the push to decriminalize truancy in Texas, we hear again from State Senator John Whitmire, Meredith Shytles Parekh of Disability Rights Texas, Mary Mergler of Texas Appleseed, Travis County JP Judge Yvonne Williams, and Lydia De La Garza, Truancy Specialist for Manor ISD about how truant students are often at risk of incarceration later in life.

Aired: 04/02/15

Rating: NR

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KLRU American Graduate is a local public television program presented by Austin PBS.