Today Education Week is running a poll on their Facebook page asking the question:
What do you think would be the most effective in combating absenteeism?
- Reaching out to parents
- Harsher discipline for students
- Establishing truancy officers
- More before - and after-school programs
- Community-based efforts
And while some of these ideas are not bad, the most effective method isn't even mentioned:
Have engaging curriculum with student choice. Until we make school worth coming to, students are not going to be invested.
Really, Education Week, you couldn't think of that?