Millions of students chronically absent from schools
A student is considered chronically absent if he or she misses at least a month of school in a year.
Maryland, chronic absentee rates for students from poor families were “more than 30 percent, compared to less than 12 percent for students from more affluent families,” according to the research.
Nationally 15 percent of children in the U.S. are chronically absent from school. As many as 7.5 million students nationwide miss a month of school each year, with absenteeism highest in kindergarten and in high school.
Now boys and girls you know why America has so many young adults that are to uneducated to hold a job flipping burgers! Parents Fail to send kids to school and many times incompotent Teachers Fail to teach those that are in school.