For John, BLUF: We have to do a better job of teaching parenting. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Real Clear Investigations, by Ms Helene Stapinski, 7 January 2019.
Here are two key paragraphs:
Chronic absenteeism plagues public education in general across the United States. The U.S. Department of Education recently reported that about one in seven students missed 15 days or more during the 2013-14 school year. Although these numbers are not broken down by race, ethnicity and class, experts say that the problem is especially acute in high-poverty schools, including those where many students take English as a second language. The stakes for these children are especially significant because school is often a gateway to American culture as well as career opportunities.One of the issues here is parental responsibility, and how to instill it. Another is adaptation to the nominal American Culture. Otherwise, why did you come here?
But because of the highly charged atmosphere surrounding immigration, hardly anyone wants to talk about the problem of truancy. [David] Ishibashi [executive director of the Youth Success Network] was one of the few officials who would even agree to be quoted by name regarding the problem among immigrant families. Most school advocates and immigration experts interviewed by RealClearInvestigations would speak only on condition of anonymity.
Read the whole short article!
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff