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02 February 2007



adness end? I swear to God, I wish lawmakers would honestly announce their intentions and take an IQ test before running for office.

Parents beware: Miss a meeting with your child's teacher and it could cost you a $500 fine and a criminal record.

A state lawmaker from Baytown has filed a bill that would charge parents of public school students with a misdemeanor and fine them for playing hooky from a scheduled parent-teacher conference.

Rep. Wayne Smith said Wednesday he wants to get parents involved in their child's education.

"I think it helps the kids for the parents and teachers to communicate. That's all the intent was," Smith said.

Parents could avoid prosecution if they have a "reasonable excuse" for not showing up. State education officials or local school districts would probably be responsible for defining reasonable.

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