As the District Attorney of San Fransisco Kamala Harris came up with a straigtforward solution for poor families who struggle to keep their kids in school: throw the parents in jail.
Some may call it heartless, but Harris found the tactic effective–and she bragged about it during her campaign for California Attorney General. A shock video from the campaign trail has just been released in which Harris describes her toiugh approach.
Kamala Harris at an event hosted by the Commonwealth Club in 2010, explaining her decision as San Francisco DA to get tough on truancy.
Critics of truancy crackdowns say such efforts unfairly target poor parents and children without actually helping students. pic.twitter.com/GKkDpayxuv
— Walker Bragman (@WalkerBragman) January 28, 2019
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To illustrate how effective it is to scare parents, she related how her people confronted a single mom with two jobs and three truant children. DA Harris insists nothing gets kids back in school faster than threatening to send their parents to jail.
“By shining this infrared spotlight of public safety on the fact that her children aren’t in school … the attendance of her children improved. We dismissed the charges against her, and overall, we’ve improved attendance for this population in San Francisco by 20 percent over the last two years.”
Since officially declaring herself a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, Harris has leaned further leftward in her policy positions. She has become an enthusiastic advocate of Medicare for All and is backing the “Green New Deal” that socialist and New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has trumpeted.