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Punish the Parents for Failing Students? | www.huffingtonpost.com |


The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree as they say, so should parents be held responsible too if their students are falling significantly behind in school?  How would we go about regulating that behavior?  What are the ramifications of this?  What about absences, should parents be punished if their children aren’t coming to school regularly?

Is education a public good?  If so, would you say failing to ensure your child has a proper education has negative consequences for all of society?  Economists call this a “negative externality.”  Would you say that there is a societal interest in regulating such behavior?

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This entry was posted on June 23, 2011 by in Democracy, public goods.
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