Take Two®

News and culture through the lens of Southern California. Hosted by A Martínez

Report: CA's school truancy level could cost state billions

by Take Two®

58056 full
Students at Tenth Street Elementary out on the playground. Kirk Siegler /NPR

About a million elementary school students in California were truant during the past school year.

That's according to a report released state Attorney General Kamala Harris today, her first annual study of elementary school truancy. Harris warns this rate deprives schools of needed dollars and puts the future of these young pupils in jeopardy.

For more on the report we're joined by KPCC's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez who has just attended a press conference on this report. 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Enjoy Take Two®? Try KPCC’s other programs.

What's popular now on KPCC