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Gloversville fighting to get kids to school

Officials say truancy a factor in district’s high dropout rate

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In early June, Gloversville police arrested a 17-year-old boy, accusing him of endangering the welfare of a child because he allegedly harbored a 14-year-old girl who was truant from the Gloversville Enlarged School District. The case against Zachary R. Aldi remains pending, with Aldi pleading innocent. Gloversville police said they had warned Aldi before about allowing truant youths to congregate at his residence. “We do not always have the time to do what we like ...

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June 24, 2012
11:01 a.m.

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As a parent, one should know a child must attend school, and must be there on time. The "consistent" policy has nothing to do with it. It's the dumbing down of this country in another way.

Like the cake pan with the plastic top - decades ago, the "do not put plastic cover in oven" wouldn't have been necessary, because people just weren't as stupid as they seem to be today.

It's pretty sad.....

June 24, 2012
11:50 a.m.

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Michael - no one pleads innocent in America. It's guilty or not guilty. This newspaper makes this error all the time. As to truancy - it all starts at home. If no one in a family realizes the benefit of an education, and if no one cares enough to get a child to school - they won't go.