Brickbat: It Takes a Village


Girl on vacation
Kittiphan Teerawattanakul /

The German government is cracking down on parents who take their children out of school for vacation. Officials are investigating more 20 families caught at airports trying to leave the country recently. The families had pulled their children out of school ahead of a three-day weekend to beat higher fares on peak travel days. But it is illegal in Germany to keep children under 17 out of school.