Karl de Vries
December 27, 2013
Thinking about cutting class in Michigan? Make sure you know someone with whom you can hitch a ride.
A state representative wants to revoke driver’s licenses for chronically absent students as part of an initiative to cut down on truancy.
State Rep. Andy Schor, D-Lansing, introduced two bills last week that would alert Michigan’s secretary of state – who oversees the issuance of licenses – whenever a student’s truancy gets so severe that his or her school refers the matter to court. The student’s license would be suspended or withheld for six months under the proposed law.