From: Sharee Jones
To: David Lifferth,
Subject: SB45
Date: Sat Feb 27 19:40:36 MST 2016
Body:
Representative Lifferth, I am taking the time to write to you in hopes you would support SB45 that will end criminal penalties on parents for truant children. There are so many variables with so many people that would cause undue problems and even force parents to seek for alternative education if criminal penalties are put upon parents for truant children. Less force is a better way to lead the people and allow them to be agents rather than be acted upon. I understand that force feels like it should be the only tool to force children to school. I feel this way with my own children sometimes when I parent, however we need not seek for force in all cases, we need to seek for ways to encourage rather discourage people to love learning and seek it out. If parents feel frustrated with with such a law and feel it encroaches on their freedoms, they will resent learning even for their own children. Thank you for your time and I hope that you would take the time to read this. Sincerely, Sharee Jones