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Students Not in School

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Truancy is a problem all across the country and newspapers are finally drawing attention to the issue. The Hartford Courant takes a look at the problem, discovering that 2,000 local students are absent from school each day without excuses. But the story cites programs tackling chronic truancy, including Hartford’s Truancy Court Prevention Project. Last month we wote about truancy problems in Indianoplis.

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Students are sometimes responsible for getting themselves to school because parents have to leave early for work. I found this to be the biggest problem when students were skipping school. The parents were already on the job and couldn't leave, so the kids had the upper hand. If the parents left work, they risked losing their jobs. Maybe schools should send a little bus after students that skip school on a regular basis.

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