Cutting class comes with a price at many schools. A growing number of cities are fining parents whose kids skip school. In Rochester, New Hampshire, fines can go as high as $1,000 per absence. Some school officials say the fines will help boost attendance. A recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland found that as many as 7.5 million students miss at least one month of school each year. Supporters of the penalties say the fines also encourage parents to keep better track of their kids. But others say making parents pay for their kids' actions sends the wrong message. Instead of fining parents, they want kids to be punished in school. What do YOU think?
~ Scholastic News