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Resource ID: #23996
Subject: Schools
Source: Scripps Howard News Service
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Date: 10/31/2008; 12/17/2008

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Charter high schools operated by for-profit corporations are experiencing the nation's worst rates of rampant absenteeism with many campuses reporting daily truancy rates of more than 50 percent of student enrollment. The investigation found that some school officials have learned it's a profitable business model to be paid millions of tax dollars not to teach kids who don't show up. The trend is worst in Ohio.

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