Would you let your child go to school with head lice?

July 27, 2010 at 9:17 AM ET

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says that children should not have to miss school just because they have head lice. The Academy says that the “no-nits” policy, which mandates that children with any evidence of lice infestation be kept home, benefits neither them nor their classmates and “should be abandoned.” The report also says that “herculean” efforts to get rid of lice aren’t necessary. What do you think? If your child showed evidence of head lice, would you keep the child home or follow the Academy’s new guidelines? What do you feel other parents who see such evidence on their own children should do? Watch the vdeo of the story below, read the story and leave your thoughts in the comments.