This piece just released by the Huffington Post (now an AOL company) is a must read. See the link below.
Pushing Children Out of School — A New American Value? Every time a child is excluded from school by adults or is chronically absent without any actions to determine why, we are failing the child and undercutting the importance of education. Hundreds of years after Americans first made that connection, what will it take for us to get it again today?