Let’s make going to school and daily attendance a regular habit…once again.
Truancy can be costly to communities, since state education funding typically is based on actual classroom attendance. Unexcused absences can cost a school district millions of dollars in lost revenue. Society also pays a penalty in exalted costs to business for reeducation and retraining, along with the cost associated with arrest, prosecution, and incarceration of truants who commit delinquent acts.
More than 1,300 students drop out of school every day. That translates into 500,000 young men and women every year. Many of these kids don't think they have any options. The future seems bleak and hopeless, and quitting school can seem like the road to freedom and the opportunity to get a job and earn money. But that's not the case. The chances for success are automatically increased if you stay in school.