I am interested in knowing where this Geren person got this case file. And how biased it is. Of course 99% of truant students fail not only the ones that skip fail but also the students who missed because of something unavoidable fail as well because they lack the work to finish the class. And where is the statistic showing all children who are truant. Because I am quite sure not every student who is truant fails. Its like saying all shark attacks happen within 1 mile of the coast. Of course they do people do not generally swim much farther out than that. I agree students truancy is a problem but it is not something we should fight with misleading statistics and such. How about as well as punishing student for being truant we also help them to pass. Because everyone knows punishing is the best way to help children.