Prosecuting parents of layabout students is not just for the UK school system anymore. "At Houston's North Shore Middle School, the parents of students who habitually fail to complete their homework and miss a mandatory after-school program are being summoned to court, school officials said today," says Reuters. (Thanks to Freedom News Daily for the link.)
"The school this week issued 48 misdemeanor criminal citations, similar in severity to a traffic ticket, to those students' parents. Each ticket, which could have yielded a fine of up to $185, required parents to appear on Wednesday before Harris County Justice of the Peace Mike Parrott."