Judge Evandro Pelarin of the Children's Court in the town of Fernandopolis says the 14-year-old girl regularly skipped class and was frequently seen in town loitering and consuming alcohol.
Pelarin told the Globo TV network Friday that the mother will have to attend classes with her daughter until the school says the problem has been solved. He did not mention any penalties should the mother not abide by his ruling.
He said the girl's parents supported his decision and agreed that attending classes with the daughter could help keep her in school.
The mother has had to quit her job as a housekeeper. - AP
Published Oct 16 2010, from http://www.dailychilli.com/news/7053-mom-is-daughters-new-classmate"
Nice move! Think our country can adopt this as well, then and only then, kids would not dare to skip classes from school and go loitering elsewhere, and the parents won't point their finger and say it's the school that's at fault.....
(mutual benefit as well, mom can learn stuffs they have forgotten from classroom lessons, and help to keep an eye on their kids, lessen teachers' job, hehe........)
How many of u guys out there say YES to this??