MP3: Why Scaring Teenagers Straight With Jail Time Doesn’t Get Them Back In School

23.04.2015

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Why Scaring Teenagers Straight With Jail Time Doesn’t Get Them Back In School MP3

More than 1,000 Texas teenagers have had to spend time in jail due to missing school and not being able to pay truancy fines. While some might see this as a feasible way to scare mostly poor black and latino teenagers straight into attending school, it often has the opposite effect because students fall even farther behind: While in jail, students told BuzzFeed News, they witnessed adult inmates beating each other an... Source: balloon-juice.com

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