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Should Schools Be Rewarded for Absenteeism?

March 19, 2024

I recently had a conversation about absenteeism that I found exasperating. So did the superintendent I spoke with, I’m sure. You can judge who had more cause. The quotes here aren’t verbatim, as I jotted them down afterwards, but the gist is accurate. As Dave Barry would say, “I’m not making this up.”

The superintendent had cornered me while I was waiting to go on stage for a speaking engagement, and the topic of chronic absenteeism came up.

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