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Editorial: Truancy fight never easy, but worth it

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The law may require kids to attend school until they’re 16, but kids don’t always know from the law and people responsible for them don’t always care. So in many districts, truancy remains an obstacle to teaching kids the basics they need for at least some shot at survival in the real world. Making sure those kids go to school every day has always been worth fighting for, and it is especially so today in ...

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June 23, 2011
6:25 a.m.

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I had a teen that would lock himself into his room to avoid going to school (he bought and installed a slide lock). I begged the school for help but there was no truancy officer at that time. It's wonderful to see that the issue is finally being taken seriously.

June 25, 2011
1:28 p.m.

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When that happens, it's time to remove the bedroom door.