Reducing California’s Absenteeism Crisis Should Be a Legislative Priority

We are staring down the terrifying possibility of an entire generation of Californians failing to get the education they need for their – and our – future. It comes down to one alarming issue all schools currently face: chronic absenteeism.

The impacts of chronic absenteeism are severe not only for students but also for their classmates, families, and schools. Chronically absent students are likely to fall behind academically, which can lead to them dropping out altogether.

Listen to what legislators can and should do