Wednesday, March 3, 2010

CFCC to Testify on Compulsory Attendance and Corporal Punishment Bills

The legislative session is in full swing, and the CFCC is weighing in on two bills.

SB239/HB723 would raise the age of compulsory attendance in Maryland schools from 16 to 18. In an era when education is increasingly important to prepare children for their futures, this measure sends the right message, and is the right complement to our anti-truancy efforts.

CFCC also has submitted testimony on SB689, a bill that extends prohibitions on corporal punishment. We stand with an array of other groups committed to preventing violence against children.

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