District trying to solve problem of habitually truant pupils

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There’s a kid in our neighborhood who seems to be chronically truant, at least to us.  He’s also bullied.  Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why he doesn’t want to go to school.

Strike down compulsory attendance laws.  If a kid doesn’t want to go to school and his parents don’t care, there is no need to force the issue.  Besides, the fewer kids who are in school who don’t want to be there, the better the educational environment for those who really want to get an education.  Again, strike down compulsory attendance laws.

Bullying is a big problem in schools today. I think the wrong message is being sent when the victim of bullying has little recourse to stop it. Reporting it seems to only increase the bullying or the victim is socially ostracized by his peers. Schools need to take a harder stance against the students who bully.

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