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Not only does the system work, but the math works.

School-controlled GPS ankle bracelets are surely much less expensive than:
- hiring more police to deal with the crime some of these truants are known to commit or run around in circles chasing truants down alleys when they cut school.
- the tax dollars spent on unaccountable ngo theRAPI$T$ that claim to provide bogus family counseling and rehabilitation services for these truant/juveniles-criminals and their families
- the lawyer$ needed to prosecute and defend these criminals (Govt doesn't publish the expense of these astronomical court services per perp, that i've seen. Have you seen them?)
- the $34k-$45k+ per person needed to keep these former truants locked up in jail/prison each year. (The current court mandated criminal GPS anklets are meant to reduce the cost of incarcerating criminals who need high intensity supervision programs and would otherwise stay locked up.)

And if the students don't like wearing the anklets, they'll have more incentive to show up for school.

School truancy. There should be an app for that.

by ShawingtonTimes on Feb 26, 2013 2:59 pm • linkreport

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