When Parents Want The State To Take Over

There's a chilling but not surprising scene in last night's PBS NewsHour segment on truancy prevention efforts in New Orleans, when cameras follow probation officers to the home of a 2nd grader who's missed a lot of school.

Standing outside the doorway, the officers and the parent talk about who's really responsible for making sure the child goes to school -- the parent or the kid.

You can watch or read the whole segment here, or see a few frames of the confrontation (with captions) below. The parent is off camera behind the doorway.

There's a chilling but not surprising scene in last night's PBS

NewsHour segment on truancy prevention efforts in New Orleans, when

cameras follow probation officers to the home of a 2nd grader who's

missed a lot of school.

Standing outside the doorway, the officers and the parent talk

about who's really responsible for making sure the child goes to school

-- the parent or the kid.

You can watch or read the whole segment here, or see a few frames of the confrontation (with captions) below. The parent is off camera behind the doorway.

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