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August 29th, 2012
03:00 PM ET

Study on Skipping School

Thursday's show will bring you some of the results of a new study on skipping school:  how many American students do it, what they're doing instead of attending class, and what they say could influence them to skip less often.

What are your ideas on that?  How would you encourage someone to stop skipping?

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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soundoff (474 Responses)
  1. Megan

    I think that school should call parents to let them that their child missed school. Students should never miss school unless they have an important reason to.

    August 29, 2012 at 7:52 pm |
    • Mackenzie

      Yeah i mean if my friend was skipping school and i knew i would tell my parents, so they could have a talk with my friend's parents.

      August 30, 2012 at 7:30 pm |
    • Michelle

      Schools do call the parents when kids skip school. Also, I used to skip school. I graduated 10th in my class with honors, ran cross country and track as well as in a ton of clubs at the school. Sometimes I just needed a break. Not that it was right that I did it, just making it known that "good" kids skip school as well.

      September 4, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  2. Brittany

    I think that the school system should have more strict rules as far as skipping so that the children will not skip school. I would encourage the children to stay in school and not skip because and the moment they are not thinking about how it could affect them in the future and how they will not be able to get a good job because they dont have a god education.

    August 29, 2012 at 7:54 pm |
  3. Daniel

    I think another reason people skip class is because of bullying and teasing, what I would say to them is that you need to stand up to your fears and face your attacker of talk to a school councilor

    August 29, 2012 at 9:02 pm |
    • Anonymous

      Standing up to bullies isn't necessarily going to help, it can make the problem even worse.

      August 31, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
  4. James

    If any one of you who like to go to class without skipping in school, maybe your teacher gives you some reward when you get to your class and study a new lesson. If not, then you have two options for skipping in school, one of your parent/teacher gives you punishment permission or a big detention/referral to stay after school for suspention at least more than 5 hours, or if you hang your friend without do your homework at school, your parent are very sad about your school because they thinks you are lazy school, and kick out your house where did you live with your family. Finally, my option is your and pick one of my option that it could help you to get back to school.

    August 29, 2012 at 9:08 pm |
    • Garrett

      true

      August 31, 2012 at 10:25 am |
  5. Sarah

    Many people may think skipping school is ok but really do you really want to miss the chance of learning even if it's boring? I think you really have to apply yourself to learning and then you will enjoy. Plus now a days if you don't have a high school diploma then you may not find a job. Learning is a requisite for life

    August 29, 2012 at 9:18 pm |
  6. Apps

    Kids are skipping school because how tired they get from the afterschools and homework and everything.😝

    August 29, 2012 at 9:27 pm |
  7. Cheyenne

    They could be skipping because they're not interested in school, or just don't care. I would convince them to stop skipping by telling them how they could end up in life, or what damage it might do to them, like losing their friends.

    August 29, 2012 at 9:56 pm |
    • chelsie

      yes every body says be stricter and and inforce the rules be harder explan to the how it affects there future. oviusly thats not working so maybe you guys should try something diffrent. like positive renforcment or rewards im a student at eldaradro high and at lest 10% of the class ditches every day and every body has diffrent reasone but to me they dont MATTER. there is no exuse no resoning worth loseing education time. find a diffrent way

      August 30, 2012 at 8:11 pm |
  8. Sarah

    I think that skipping stupide, you need to learn more not sleep in or hang out with friends. I mean sometimes I want to skip school but i need to learn a whole lot more! One way to keep students from skipping school is to make it fun I mean everybody likes fun!

    August 29, 2012 at 10:07 pm |
  9. Mursal

    I would say to he/she the more you skip school the more your gonna miss out on a good education and if he/she keeps skipping school their gonna end up jobless.

    August 29, 2012 at 10:16 pm |
    • Karoly

      This is how you are programmed. I had bad grades missed a lot of classes, never got into anything after high school, and today Im making just around a million a year as an entrepreneour.,, I follow those who had good grades , most work in pointesss jobs making annualy what I make in a week.. Have four kids and living an awesome life...

      September 3, 2012 at 12:54 am |
  10. Gwen

    Basically, a strict rule can be set for the truant students–they're just no match for that rule. Or you can monitor who is always absent without permission. Secondly, I recommend STRONGLY that at the end of the year, when the teachers are likely to send reports, write to parents about their children, who are absent, about their progress and the students' behavior in school.

    PLEASE note that we have to write down some of the ideas to improve those students.

    August 29, 2012 at 10:20 pm |
  11. Chiaki

    Classmates or friends of skippers should encourage skippers to go to school and help them to study.I think that skippers might be facing bully and can't keep up in school.They need help and we should do something.

    August 29, 2012 at 11:12 pm |
  12. Christian

    I think skipping school is not ok Its not ok because you are ruining your future. Kids should stay in school and learn to become succesful. In our current ecomony people need to get a good payment to make a living.I would encourage someone not to skip by explaining about what ther headed and not to rely on sports to keep you rich because not everyone becomes rich with sports.

    August 29, 2012 at 11:30 pm |
  13. Austin

    Skipping school will only hurt you in the long run. People who are truant will end up living a hard life in the future since most jobs won't hire people who have been truant. Students are encouraged to go to school, and be successful so that they can help themselves in the long run. If you work hard you will live a well, and happy life.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:55 am |
  14. Jack

    We can't do anything about it. It's the their choice to come or not. If skipping is what they want then let them do that. It's really not fair to other people who does not skip classes.

    August 30, 2012 at 2:58 am |
  15. Minje

    I have a friend that skipped school simply becuase he disliked his teacher. If a teacher gave me a hard time, I would skip school to avoid the teacher too.

    August 30, 2012 at 3:10 am |
  16. Jianyou

    think about your future, think about the education you have that probably your loving parents never had. Think twice when you trying to skip the school. The present you are wasting is just the tomorrow which the dead once looked forward to.

    August 30, 2012 at 4:36 am |
  17. Jaeyeong

    Hi, I'm a student in South Korea, and we have started to have a class named "Sports for all" in our school. The academic comitte decided to supply the new type of class which is requiring us to have a time for rest and leisure. We can play soccer, play badminton, dance, or just running around the playground. And my friends say that's totally effectional for studying. We are being happy with the school by that. I think this will be a good solution in this case.

    August 30, 2012 at 5:03 am |
  18. Celestyn

    We can't do anything. Who should do something is them and we can only help.
    Teachers and friends must give them a dream, If they have their dream, they will never skip school. If they have their dream, they will try their best to strive for their success.

    August 30, 2012 at 5:42 am |
  19. Amy

    I used to never want to come to school, but as a senior, I have come to the conclusion that it’s a must. I need to get all my credits and all my work turned in, in order to graduate on time. If I miss work, I have to make it up, and then I don’t even understand it. I would encourage someone to not skip by telling them it will bring them down in school work. And that they wont be able to graduate on time with their senior class.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:04 am |
  20. Rantravious

    I think teachers should make things fun for student that would encourage students to stay in school more. I know a lot of kids that say they love to be in school if you make things fun anyone can love being in school thats personally how i feel.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:06 am |
  21. Jacob

    Usually the people I know that skip is for a sickness or just not feeling well. I know a few that just skip to skip and I don’t really understand why they would if their buds were in school. In this day and age I don’t think there is much incentive to give to students that skip for a just because. There are too many people to worry about those who want to jeopardize their education by skipping a few days just to be “cool”.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:06 am |
  22. Amia

    My ideas for skipping school would have to be if your parents let you skip school then that your parents fault, because they are really showing how much they care about you. Many student know how many days they can miss and still get credit for the their classes so I would say that they are really testing the school system but I mean if they want to skip school and not do good in the future let them do it then but I wouldn’t encourage it, because everybody should succeed in life

    August 30, 2012 at 8:07 am |
  23. Megan

    To me some kids now are too lazy to come to school. Most kids like to skip school to be cool or their role model does it. I honestly don’t know how to encourage someone to stop skipping other then say they are wasting a free high school education.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:07 am |
  24. Samantha

    I think that this is very popular among students and that it’s developing bad habits early. If a student skips out on school now, which is like their job, then won’t they do the same thing when they get a real job? I think the main problem is that school can be just plain out boring….. if I didn’t care so much about my grades then I would probably skip every now and then too. Maybe if educators could find a way to make school more interactive and youth based, such as bring in new technology that every student could use or not be so harsh about some things.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:07 am |
  25. Michelle

    Skipping school shouldn’t be allowed but you can’t stop someone from doing it because it’s their choice. There could be many reason why a student would skip school but yet that still doesn’t justify it as being right. From a personally aspect of it, I do feel as if I get tired of school, the work, and my peers; so that would be a reason someone might skip school. Or they could be having issues at home that they don’t want to expresses at school or act out. If I could prevent someone from skipping school I would most likely say this… In life you have to make choices. School for one is very important but once you’re in the real world you can’t just skip when you want to. Imagine skipping a day of work, you’ll lose a day of pay which could possibly lead to late bills or losing your home. So why start on the wrong track now?

    August 30, 2012 at 8:08 am |
  26. Richard

    Skipping may be fun at first, but then when the consequences catch up; Its not fun anymore and you will get a good taste of life.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:08 am |
  27. Taje

    People skip school, because school can be overwhelming at times. Teachers can put a lot of pressure on a student, with all the work they give us. The work probably will never benefit us, but it's given to keep is busy. School is also no longer fun, when we're never doing anything we want to do, it's always about WORK WORK WORK just so the school doesn't look bad when it comes to testing and stuff so we have this high standard that we have to abide by. You can't make someone do what they don't want to do. Honestly the only thing that keeps me motivated to still attend school is the fact that I will finally receive my high school diploma this year, and the fact that I know I still have years left of school.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:08 am |
  28. Chase

    Skipping school could be fun sometimes, but more likely than not you just sit around your house doing drugs or something. Nobody should do drugs (other than prescribed). To encourage others to not skip school, persuade them that they will have a better time at school with their friends.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:08 am |
  29. Tayler

    I believe that skipping school is bad, but it's also our choice to do so. Principles, assistant principles, or teachers should not have a say so in it. I skip school atleast once every two months, or I skip my first few periods every other week. School is just too stressful and taking a break is sometimes needed. In order for me to attend school more often, class would need to be more interesting and teachers need to be less strict about everything. Plus, school needs to relate to my life in order for me to be influenced to go.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:11 am |
  30. John

    Students hate waking up early so that they can go to school. On top of that the teachers make all these rules an regulations and still expect students to want to be there. Make it a little bit more easy going, and I grantee there will be an attendance increase.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:11 am |
  31. Ilju

    I think when students are skip the class often, student's score can decrease, because they don't have teacher. And some of the students can play instead of studying. Go school is only the way that be famous people.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:16 am |
  32. Oliver

    The only way I can think of to get kids to stop skipping school is trying to get school to start at a later time. I think most of the people that skip is because School starts too early.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:25 am |
  33. Avion

    that eventualy your going to get caught and your missing alot of work and need to be hear cause some of the teacher tells you you dont write in your notes you have to remeber it

    August 30, 2012 at 8:25 am |
  34. allaa

    teachers need to start making class enertaining instead of putting students to sleep, and maybe they'll stop skipping class

    August 30, 2012 at 8:25 am |
  35. mirka

    to stop skipping class,i would advise that the teacher does more interesting activities for the class on learning things.because they tend to fall asleep like i do when the class is boring.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:25 am |
  36. Rafael

    Students usualy skip school because they think is not important, and theres nothing to do. Well schools need to start influencing students why missing school is bad, and make students more invloved in school. This can be done by adding more electives, or more extra activies, like sports, clubs, ext.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:27 am |
  37. Gamaliel

    I think one of the things that can make the students stop skipping is if the teachers can actually connect with them. Some teachers could be way to strict and when a tudent does something wrong, they dont talk with them. Instead they yell at them wich can make the student just not want to come. Teachers should realyy try to connect with their class, be friends with them. They should also try to make the classes more fun and entertaining. Of course keeping it serious and letting them know that it is importan to focus.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:31 am |
  38. Sean

    We could tell them the need to go to school that way they can learn more and get good grades, go to college, and get a good job than hanging out and skiping school

    August 30, 2012 at 8:41 am |
  39. thomas

    Ithink that if you are skipping school for no good reason you should get in trouble. but if you are going on vacation or you have a sick family member then that shcool should give you a pass.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:33 am |
  40. David

    If you skip school you may not succeed in school or graduating

    August 30, 2012 at 9:33 am |
  41. kazmire

    Skipping school is isn't the best choice because you might not get into a good collage. You might not graduate and you there's a chance you won't get a good job.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:34 am |
  42. riley

    i think kids shouldn't skip school all the time but a family vacations are good for all family's. It gets you relaxed and ready for going back.Plus spending time with your family is key.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:35 am |
  43. Cornelius

    Your education determines your future. Stay in school. Get good grades.You'll have a better chance of getting a decent job.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:41 am |
  44. Karyssa

    Inform them of the consequences of skipping such as missing out on important information.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:52 am |
  45. Adrian

    i'd inform them it's smarter to attend school during the year, instead of coming an wasting your summer... because you were too lazy the first time.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:53 am |
  46. Arthur

    The best way I think to stop skipping classes is to test every class.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:53 am |
  47. Spencer

    We are getting a free education!!! why throw that away? do something with your life education is key

    August 30, 2012 at 9:53 am |
  48. deedee

    i would talk to them about how much there missing out in class and just tell them u want to pass there grade and if they want to pass they need to be in class!

    August 30, 2012 at 9:53 am |
  49. Dalon

    Most kids skip because they don't want to do class or homework, show them that skipping makes them have MORE work to do in the end.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:53 am |
  50. Zach

    I would encourage people not to skip with money. Everybody loves money but doesn’t want to work to make it. I would provide easy jobs at the school for slackers that pay very cheap.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:54 am |
  51. Ishan

    I really don’t think students should skip school. They don’t understand how much school matters in their life. Teachers could encourage students to stay in school by telling them what would happen when they’re skipping. Their future depends on it.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:56 am |
  52. Max

    I would encourage someone to stop skipping school by telling them that the benefits of not skipping means you don’t get behind on your work and if you miss so many days then you can’t exempt your finals.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:56 am |
  53. Alex

    I would tell them that the friends they are skipping school for are not going to be here in five years. So they are not worth losing your education for. And school is boring but the benefits in the end are worth it!

    August 30, 2012 at 9:56 am |
  54. brittney

    I would encourage someone by giving them my school story. I would say, “ You can’t do anything anymore without finishing high school.” I would know because I dropped out.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:57 am |
  55. Jan

    Being at school helps you to become engaged in the activities and assignments offered to you. You invest in your education by going to school.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:57 am |
  56. DeAngelous

    I can not encourage any body to not skip school. Skipping school is their problem not mine. Skipping one or two times is not bad we get tired and need a day off. Teachers give work that we dont need. They just want to give us busy work. Also people can not make somebody do something thath they do not want to do. Its our decision.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:57 am |
  57. David

    Stopping children from skipping school is a hard subject to address. How do we mainstream influence children to stop skipping? I think the problem is on the demanding schedules of school, which forces children to wake at untimely hours and sometimes be forced to work on homework till the end of the night. This is a problem throughout life, demanding contiguous sleep and waking time, when humans are naturally disposed for a phasic sleeping schedule.

    Performing a complete change of society’s sleeping habits is hard, so the next best solution would be to focus less on rote memorization in schools and rather focus on critical thinking or other higher thought skills. This would lessen the homework load, allowing students to appreciate school more and be more inclined to feel that it’s an integral part of their day, not a chore.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:58 am |
  58. destiny

    i can stop kids from skipping school.i would inspire them to go to school.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:58 am |
  59. Liese

    Kids shouldn't skip school, but I'm not sure there are many effective ways to stop them. I would just make sure kids know the consequences of being truant. Remind people that it is illegal to miss a certain number of school days.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:58 am |
  60. Raymond

    We should find an activity, or reward, in a way, to encourage students to attend school. We could enforce some type of consequence, thought students would find that far less promising. We could just make those who skip aware of the consequences for the long run.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:58 am |
  61. Ben

    I think that you should only skip school 3 days a year. To get students who skip a lot to go I would put them in a fun class. Even though school is more boring than anything else if you graduate you will have fun being successful. School is just something you have to do whether you like it or not.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:58 am |
  62. Katelyn

    I think there should be school monitors or some thing at every entrance or exit that the alarm will go off if someone leaves during school hours. If the student is sick and has to leave then, turn it off by
    a switch in the office.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:58 am |
  63. Memori

    I have skipped school before and it is not fun what so ever. Skipping school is never a good thing. Your parents are expecting you to be at school and you not being there is very dangerous. Anything can happen to you. Never think that something bad cannot happen. Whether it is something minor or not, something can happen. Once I was caught skipping school I was in a whole lot of trouble. My consequences were 90 days probation and every other Saturday I was doing community service. I would advise that no one skip school. It is important to stay in school to better your future. Think about the consequences of your actions before doing them. Always think first!

    August 30, 2012 at 9:59 am |
  64. alex

    you can keep kids from skipping school by keeping their mind clean and keeping their brain focased

    August 30, 2012 at 9:59 am |
  65. samantha

    I think a way to get kids to stop is to get them more involved. Get them more involved. If there interested in some thing in school such as a club or sport, the less likely they will skip.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:59 am |
  66. Kalie

    Students don’t realize that what they are doing now, will affect them in the future. If they knew that later on down the road it would cause them maybe no to graduate or even make it to college then, maybe they wouldn’t. If teachers, society, or their family encouraged them to go to school, we would see a lower dropout rate.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:00 am |
  67. Kevin

    My ideas about skipping school are that the more that a student skips school the less likely they are capable of graduating and if they can’t graduate then they are less likely to get a job so it would make our employment rates go down.

    I would do my best to interact with them and try to get other students and teachers to get involved with them also. By doing so that student will probably enjoy school more and attempt to stay focused while in school.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:00 am |
  68. landon

    i think kids shouldnt skip school because they wouldnt be able to graduate high school and wouldnt get a good scholarship to a good collage.And the consuquinces could be bad for missing to many days.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:01 am |
  69. Hunter

    This is what I think that schools should do to keep there students from skipping school. I think that they should give students money because a lot of kids will want money.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:01 am |
  70. Juliet

    I think that kids would be more motivated to come to school and stay at school if we had night classes instead of missing our favorite time of the day.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:01 am |
  71. Ryland

    You can let them have a few minutes to warm up like sleep, talk, hang out etc. Next year you can maybe even start school later. Tell them what time they have to go to sleep. You can give them an awesome prize if they come to school.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:02 am |
  72. DJ

    I think that skipping school is very bad because if you get behind in school you can fail your grade and that would not be good.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:03 am |
  73. Laurel

    I think skipping school is not good. You get behind on class work and home work. Plus you may forget stuff you learned or that there is a test the next day and you didnt study!! So dont skip school!

    August 30, 2012 at 10:05 am |
  74. shawn

    how i would stop kids from skipping school is pay them $5.00 and make them do less work.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:05 am |
  75. Ty

    skipping school is a bad thing because you have no clue what is going on and you get behind on work. Most kids who skip school dont get the education they need to suceed in life.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:05 am |
  76. Nolan

    The average teenagers is more likely to sleep in but, that doesn't give them an excuse to sleep in.They should go to bed earlyier than they normally do.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:06 am |
  77. Joey

    Skipping school is not a good thing to do. I think it is a bad idea because you get behind. Then you miss school games. Then if you are old enough then you mite miss drivers ed.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:06 am |
  78. Ivan

    I think it might feel at the time but when you can't skip and you have a test you are gonna feel really desperate to know the answers. And you will most likley you will fail that grade.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:06 am |
  79. Hannah

    If you want a good job you have to go to school. So the people who do skip what get a good chance of geting a good job. And the people who do can or may get a good job that they want. So never skip school so you can have a good job.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:09 am |
  80. whitney

    I think that the school should ask kids what they are interested in and try to motivate them to not sneak out of school.And if they are sick or there is a emergency they can still tell a teacher really fast or leave a note thank you for reading my thought

    August 30, 2012 at 10:10 am |
  81. sarah

    i think one way kids stay in school is if the lessons had activities something to make them fun and easy to understand and remind them that if they skip school that they might not be as successful as kids who do

    August 30, 2012 at 10:11 am |
  82. Caitlin

    i think that skipping school is a bad thing the kids have a great oppurtunity these days to get a good education so i wouldnt waste it because what if you are the people who dont have any education? So dont waste time on skipping school you are very lucky you have school. i think what would stop skipping school would be do things that interest them and keep them busy to where they dont think about during the day to skip school.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:13 am |
  83. Lulu

    Skipping school has never really been my thing so i think there should be something done about skipping school because the way i look at it every child in this world needs to make something out of their selfs in the future. There isnt one person that wants to just sit at home and play video games all the time.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:14 am |
  84. Young

    I skipped school 2 months ago. I think I will never do this again, if school includes more PE classes.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:15 am |
  85. Victoria

    I think it is bad to skip school and if you do you will miss alot of diffrent stuff you will need to know for school.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:15 am |
  86. Cole

    Provide incentives such as a 15 minute break during the day to hang with friends and take a break from class for a little while.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:18 am |
  87. jessica

    i think kids should not skip school. Education helps us through our lives when we need it which is all the time. And if you skip you want learn the things you need to. And when you want an application for a job they wont accept you because your poor education. So stay in school dont skip.
    All the time i dont want to go to school. But everyday i come and i learn new things that are fun and really cool. For me school is amazing and when i make a bad grade i dont skip cause im mad i keep trying to get it up.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:18 am |
  88. jose

    the omly way to stop students of not comeing to school is to is to talk to the principle or to have a talk to there perants or to give them silent lunch or to give them a lot of home work lot s of students dont wont to come to school any more thats the only way to stop it 🙂

    August 30, 2012 at 10:22 am |
  89. katie

    i'm starting junior high soon so i know what its like to wake up early but they shouldn't skip school because of friends or cause they are lazy, they are their own person when making decisions because skipping school can have a big impact on their futures.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:23 am |
  90. Cyanne

    To think about your furture and What you want to be when you get older

    August 30, 2012 at 10:26 am |
  91. Emiley

    Tell them that missing school could get you into alot of trouble. You parents could find out and ground you so you wouldn't be able to hang out with friends on the weekends.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:26 am |
  92. Aviators

    We think that the following reasong could help students come to school more often. If they did not have to wear uniforms , More interesting classes , more sport opportunites , recess, More activities in class ( hands-on lessons), Study hall built into the day.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:41 am |
  93. Bryan

    Well, I know some people that really don't like their schools because of angry teachers that blame things on the innocent. I've never seen this so I can't assure anybody that it's true, I'm just going off what my friends say. I think serving good food would help, and making sure the bathrooms were a tad cleaner. It's about surroundings to me. Like, would you like to sleep in a hotel with ants, a straw bed, and a hole in the roof? Most schools don't have those things but it's the same general concept. Also I think most kids don't always get through to their teachers, and the teachers don't take the time to slow a subject down a little. Some schools I know make their kids wear uniforms, and do fundraisers and stuff, which is fine if the kids are Ok with it, but don't make them do something they don't want to do.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:46 am |
    • Sara

      Are you lucky enough to go through life without ever having to do something you don't want to do? Don't you think that would be a false sense of reality and setting them up for future failure?

      August 31, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
  94. Logan

    There needs to be better security

    August 30, 2012 at 10:50 am |
  95. Lauren

    I think technology should be involved. Like at my school, we have iPads to help us out more and I love mine and I want to come to school more often now.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:52 am |
  96. Allison

    To be with friends and act cool.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:52 am |
  97. Sam

    It is wrong to skip school to sleep more or hang out with friends

    August 30, 2012 at 10:53 am |
  98. Anne

    I think people are dumb for skipping school withoutschoolyou won't have a good job and not a very happy life so I think kids should not skip school cuz you can hang out with your friend after school and sleep after school so I think it's just stupid that that many kids are skipping school

    August 30, 2012 at 10:53 am |
  99. Taryn

    I think kids shouldn't skip school! And..............
    Hello peoples!!!!!!!!!!

    August 30, 2012 at 10:54 am |
  100. Seth

    I think you can encourage by suspensions,more homework,and detentions.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:54 am |
    • Taya

      HA yeah that's a good one but you don't know if people will actually do those things. like extra homework...i dont do HW not even the homework they give us that's not EXTRA

      August 31, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
  101. Jakob

    Schools are to boring and people are just dumb and skip school there need strobes parent or guardian that calls and says my kid will be gone today or needs to get out of school early for an appointment for instants my school has a blue slip where you have to a have a note to get out early they have to have a note from there parents and teachers. That is why I think they can't skip school.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:55 am |
  102. Lauren

    I think that technology should be involved. Like my school has IPads and I want to come to school a lot more now!

    August 30, 2012 at 10:57 am |
  103. Derek

    I think students shouldn't skip school. They don't know how important school is to their future.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:57 am |
  104. Madi

    I think that in school we should do funner things

    August 30, 2012 at 10:57 am |
  105. Victoria

    Why skip school?All that happens is that you miss a day of explaining assinments.doesn't make sence.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:57 am |
  106. Madi

    I think that in school we should do funner things!

    August 30, 2012 at 10:58 am |
  107. Eric

    I think that kids should go to school, because if you don't you could get messed up for life. You wouldn't have any education, therefore you couldn't get a good job. If you even get a job. But I think that it is better to go to school then sleep

    August 30, 2012 at 10:58 am |
  108. Kade

    I think that kids should not skip school just because they want to hang out with there friends because their at school anyways so it doesn't make much sense to do that and I think that they probably cause trouble when they skip school like that.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:58 am |
  109. Jennifer

    Example for class

    August 30, 2012 at 11:06 am |
  110. Braiden

    I think I would make school more fun so kids would want to go to school and learn instead of skipping.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:12 am |
  111. Jacob

    I don't know why you would skip school. I mean do you want go hang out with your friends or graduate?

    August 30, 2012 at 11:12 am |
  112. daniel

    I would stop kids by skipping school by tell them not to skip , make school more fun like more activatey and yes the school needs to bond with the kids and understand them.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:12 am |
  113. mikey(:

    I think they should offer more activities for the 12th graders.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:13 am |
  114. Anna :)

    I think another way to keep kids and school and stop them from skipping is to make school more interesting. Like maybe having more hands on things or more activities so that kids are excited for school.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:13 am |
  115. heather

    I would say that the reason people skip school is because its boring i think the resolution is making the classes a little funner play educational games.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:13 am |
  116. Jenna

    how dare people skip school we have school so we can get an education and if we didnt have school we would be stupid.!!!!

    August 30, 2012 at 11:13 am |
  117. Wesley

    I think a way to stop people from skipping school is to make some classes have you do more hands-on activities. Also there should be a class where everyone can talk. Without school we would not have people that could do the jobs that need educated people.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:14 am |
  118. branden

    I thing the kids who dont go school do bad things

    August 30, 2012 at 11:15 am |
  119. devin

    I think that skipping school is stupid because why would you there is no point you have to learn

    August 30, 2012 at 11:15 am |
  120. Aubrey

    If they skip school they would not learn anything school helps you get ready for the future and what you want to do in your life if I was then I would make the good chooses not the bad!

    August 30, 2012 at 11:15 am |
  121. noah

    skipping school will ruin your life because you have a less chance to graduating school.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:15 am |
  122. Cori

    I do not like the idea of skipping school. When you skip school then you don't learn and if someone is'nt learning then they don't get into a good collage and that is not worth skipping class to sleep or do something stupid.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:16 am |
  123. squire

    I think you shin not sip school.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:16 am |
  124. jose

    i think they should offer more to the 12 graders

    August 30, 2012 at 11:16 am |
  125. lizbeth

    student shout go to school because they are steel going to do there homework.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:17 am |
    • Brandon

      Students are required to go to school take part of there college credits away from them

      August 30, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
      • Brandon

        The world will be dumb i f this keeps happening

        August 30, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
  126. mat

    i dont like the idea of kids skipping there school because they dont want to go if there wasn't school we would be dumb.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:18 am |
  127. Faraz

    I think the school dropout rate is very high for American students. People wonder why Japanese and Chinese students are so smart. Its because they have to go to school and they cant drop out like american students can. The school systems should put a ban on dropping out to increase the graduation rates in their system.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:19 am |
    • katie

      i agree with you but remember some people don't have a choice because of their family in need of support which could be the reason some kids probably skip or drop out of school other than that kids shouldn't skip or drop out.

      August 30, 2012 at 10:30 pm |
  128. Heaven

    Many students don't realize how important school is anymore. People used to be lucky if they could be educated and now people just throw it away. It's a horrible thought that people would so easily give it up. I feel like if students were shown how important school is, instead of lectured, maybe they wouldn't give up so easily. Students think they can slide through life and don't see how hard you really have to work to succeed.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:20 am |
  129. Andrew

    I feel that communicating with today’s teens will help them with discussing their problems in life and that we could possibly help them in the future.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:22 am |
  130. Taylor

    Skipping out is never right there are always other alternatives like online classes and different program. If school was more realistic to some people’s lifestyles then maybe the dropout rate wouldn’t be so high. There should be more classes set out to prepare you for your future careers, not just narrow it down to just certain things like cooking and workshop.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:22 am |
  131. Asa

    Okay, for one thing, they need to have more interesting classes, I mean, if you hate the class, alot of people just dont go. Another thing is that they could make classes more fast-paced, so that kids think that if they skip class... they miss a good amount of important stuff... people skip less that way... SIMPLE LOGIC PEOPLES!!!!! }:(

    August 30, 2012 at 11:22 am |
  132. christian

    They could make class fun and not so dull and boring I’m sure they can come up a way to make class educational and entertaining.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:22 am |
  133. Taylor

    Skipping out is never right there are always other alternatives like online classes and different programs. If school was more realistic to some people’s lifestyles then maybe the dropout rate wouldn’t be so high. There should be more classes set out to prepare you for your future careers, not just narrow it down to just certain things like cooking and workshop.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:23 am |
  134. Ethan

    I think that kids shouldn’t be dropping out, because it will affect how easily they get a job, which is probably why our unemployment levels are increasing. I think to stop this from happening we should make school feel more homely, not just a boring place to learn boring things. We should also have a period made just to have a break from school before we keep going on with our.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:23 am |
  135. Tommy.

    I think when people drop out of school, its gonna ruin there lifes. Also I don’t think kids should be dropping out of school in the first place. What I think can prevent this is put some extra organazations into the school.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:23 am |
  136. Anonymous

    School dropouts are based on lazy students. Students focus on everything else instead of coming to school. Maybe if there were teachers who cared more about their students and kelp up on them there wouldn’t be so many dropouts.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:23 am |
  137. Brandon

    I think that the students who make the decision to drop out from high school don’t realize the impact it will have on their life later down the road, especially with the way things are now, for most jobs, the minimum requirement is a high school diploma. And with every high school dropout, the more the unemployment rate will go up in the future. There is nothing you can really do to stop this situation except encourage students to stop and think about the decision they’re going to make. Commercials, and influence from celebrities and sports figures may also help the situation get better.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:23 am |
  138. Anna

    I feel like the best way to stop students from skipping school would be to make school start later on in the day instead of 7:30. I know that when I miss my alarm and see that school has already started I just go back to sleep because I'm tired.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:24 am |
  139. Zachary

    Skipping school is what parent's let there kids do, and to prevent that the parents has to set the role model to going to work everyday just like kid need go school every day

    August 30, 2012 at 11:25 am |
  140. Calandra

    I think skipping school is not nessecary,if you skip school have a good reason to stay out. But just dont skip school its not worth it

    August 30, 2012 at 11:26 am |
  141. Isaaca

    I don't approve of skipping school , but sometimes I do do it. I wish school was a litter more engaging and maybe I would want to come more. I honestly have no ideas on how to encourage somebody else to go to school when its hard for me to attend also.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:26 am |
  142. Quinasha

    Skipping school is idiotic. A way to stop a child from skipping school is to go in depth of what might happen of they keep skipping. Also, schools should have stronger consequences for skipping.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:26 am |
  143. Morgan

    I would encourage whoever is skipping to think about their future and some of the great opportunities they are missing. Sure a lot of people don't like school, but it helps you get a job or go to college in the long run.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:26 am |
  144. Ana

    If someone was skipping I don't feel there's anything I can really do to encourage them not to skip. I can tell them my opinion on it and how I feel about it but regardless of what I say a person is going to do what they feel they want to do no matter who says not to or its wrong.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:26 am |
  145. Sonya

    i believe in order to get a student to stop skipping school is by letting them know what the impact would be by not completing school. Show them how life would be in the future and tell them how much they will regret not going to school.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:26 am |
  146. Shawnna

    I believe skipping school is a bad idea. I think to encourage students to not skip school, I would say that yes it might be fun now to hang out with your friends but if you decide not to hang out with your friends it would better help you.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:26 am |
  147. Sutteda

    My idea on what to do is have parents become patter parents because they are partial of the reason why their own kids get away with it and I believe that the law or rules on missing days should become stricter then it is now.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:26 am |
  148. Valerie

    Two of my friends were talking about skipping the first day of school! I think kids would be more likely not to skip if school started later. That would leave kids more well rested and able to think during the day. And maybe even stop sleeping in class!

    August 30, 2012 at 11:27 am |
  149. Abigail

    I think a way to encourage someone to stop skipping would be to show them the effects it will have on them before they start skipping. Maybe have a movie or a presentation at the beginning of the school year telling the disadvantages to skipping school. First of all if you miss too many days of school you have to go to court. Second of all if you skip too many days you will end up getting too far behind on projects, classwork, and or homework. Also it will show on your transcript if you missed days of school or will not on time, and you will not be able to get accepted into a very good college.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:27 am |
  150. Felicity

    Skipping school is really stupid. A way to stop students from skipping school is to help them out more on their work so that they can get better at the work and to actually like doing work. They should have a good role model in their life to help them become a better person.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:27 am |
  151. Jessica

    One reason why I don't skip school is because I know that when I go back I'll have twice the work. To encourage someone to stop skipping, I would just try to make them understand that.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:27 am |
  152. Sylvia

    I don't like the idea of skipping g school. I look at it like this; the more you skip the less you learn and its a more percent of you you not graduating. Honestly I don't think there is a way to stop people from skipping. People are going to do whatever they want regardless if you gave hem detentions or write ups.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:28 am |
  153. Selena

    I would ask them what was the point of missing school while they were doing their make up work. Then that would get them thinking about how much easier it would have been just to go to school so that they wouldn't have twice the work.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:29 am |
  154. Molly

    Skipping school can ruin your future, not only causing you problems, but problems for your parents if you are consistently missing school. I would encourage others not to skip school by helping them find someone they can talk to, connect with or be a good friend with so they can have a more positive outlook on school.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:29 am |
  155. Shawna

    To encourage someone to stop skipping school, I would talk to the person or people who are trying to skip school and remind them of how important their education is. I would try to talk to them about how they can better themselves by going to school and doing their work. I would try and build up their self esteem and try to change their mind about skipping school.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:29 am |
  156. Jacob

    i feel one thing you can do is talk to that person about important school reallly is. Then ask them if they want to work at a place with a medium wage paying job for the rest of there life..

    August 30, 2012 at 11:30 am |
  157. Rebeca

    i would tell them to not skip school because at the end the only one thats getting messed up is you

    August 30, 2012 at 11:30 am |
  158. Mr. Smarcore's Class

    There are many ways to get students to stop skipping school. One way to get students to stop skipping school is to have fun learning activities. Another way to get students to stop skipping school is to give less homework. The last way to get students to stop skipping school is to have more school celebrations, which would encourage students to want to come. All of these reasons would encourage students to come to school instead of skipping.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:31 am |
  159. Carly

    In my opinion, skipping school won't help you in the future. The way that I would encourage people who skips school is simply just tell them that it will affect them in school. I would also tell them that even though sleep is important, in order to get a job in the future, you need to get your education.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:32 am |
  160. Rachel

    Some kids at my school have their parents take them out of school to go shopping. Skipping takes your education away, and doesn't help you get a GOOD education. You have to make up your missing work and that's a pain. I would tell somebody not to skip because there is no reason for it. You miss school if your sick, hurt or in major trouble, not because you don't want to go to school that day.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:42 am |
  161. Charity

    I believe that if you cant be successful in school than how are you going to be successful in college and in the real world.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:42 am |
  162. draco

    I think skipping school can be a searious offense and your parent could go to the jail house

    August 30, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  163. Bree

    Skipping school isn't a good thing. It would be better to not skip school and to just get school over with, then your free! If you skip school you still have to turn in the work anyways so there is no reason to skip.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  164. Taylor

    My idea on skipping school is, why do it? You skip school you have make up work(make up work is not fun!)So why skip school?!

    August 30, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  165. daniel

    I think that skipping school is bad because kids need a better education and we shouldn't have time to skip unless you parents take you out for an important reason.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  166. Arden

    I would tell them to stop sleeping in because if they sleep in they wont get there degree.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:45 am |
  167. Lynsey

    Well I've never skipped school,but I have skipped class. I skipped because I thought there was really no reason to go. I really don't know anyone who has skipped school before,or at least I don't know of any of my 'peers' skipping school. But I feel that something that would influence me to skip school may have been because of bullying,boredom,or maybe even feeling like the teachers aren't giving you attention and you need help.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:45 am |
  168. brandon

    I think they should not skipping school because they will not get education

    August 30, 2012 at 11:45 am |
  169. jake

    kids should stop skipping school so you can get a better futare

    August 30, 2012 at 11:45 am |
  170. Kaylee

    I Think Skipping School Is Not Good Because You Don't Learn anything When Your Not At School. Those Kids Who skip School Are Stupid Because they Don't Even Care About their Education. Well Hope You Read This 🙂 .

    August 30, 2012 at 11:46 am |
  171. Brett

    I think a way you can make kids not want to skip school is do more hand on activities, because in my opinion I think that kids are skipping school because they might think that the way some teachers are teaching is boring and they'd rather do activities that you can socialise and talk and hang out with your friends even if its about school.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:46 am |
  172. gabrielle

    my idea is if they have a doctor appt. they go to to they doctor appt. and after that they go to school

    August 30, 2012 at 11:46 am |
  173. rocco

    if they skip they miss days if they miss to many day they might have to stay in that grade for another year or if they get caught by the cops your parents will get in trouble so that's why you shouldn't skip school.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:46 am |
  174. Kenny

    I think that people don't need to skip school unless they really have to or are really sick. But if they are not sick or need to go somewhere really important they should not be skipping school.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:46 am |
  175. Taya

    I think kids skip school because they think its boring to be in one place every day all day just learning. I would do a lot of things to help kids stay in school each day. but sometimes i agree with them school can be really boring. maybe if they would make it more interesting and more exciting and fun then maybe they would come to school. but mostly the things kids do when they skip school their either bored and want to go and swim or skate or bike and other kids that make worse choices are doing worse things. school is fun sometimes but it could be more fun if teachers tried.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:46 am |
  176. Julian

    My ideas on skipping school is they shouldn't skip school unless they are sick or on vacation or have to go to a funeral

    I would encourage someone to stop skipping by telling them if you skip you wont learn and have a good education

    August 30, 2012 at 11:47 am |
  177. kylie

    people should not skip school because you need to get an education so you can get a good job

    August 30, 2012 at 11:47 am |
  178. Caylor

    I would tell Every body who skipped at my school that if your going to skip why even go to school

    August 30, 2012 at 11:47 am |
  179. sam

    I think if you skip school you don't have a better chance to graduate,but if you don't skip school you will have a way better chance of graduating.So don't skip school!

    August 30, 2012 at 11:52 am |
  180. trevor & annika

    they should quit skipping school .

    August 30, 2012 at 11:53 am |
  181. shane

    they git a prize if they don.t skip

    August 30, 2012 at 11:56 am |
  182. Jeanetta and Kelsie

    We would put a tracking device in there phone.give the computer.Hope you put are note on your NEWS.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:57 am |
  183. jazenia

    if you dicth school you will not get a education!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 30, 2012 at 11:58 am |
  184. brandon AND gretta

    Don't skip school because it's a great place to learn. You can do a lot of fun thing at school. You can make a lot of friends there. You can get in great shape.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:58 am |
  185. Becca

    I think that it is very bad to skip school. An education is needed to be successful when you get older. Without one, our unemployment rate will free fall. Why is school so bad? It can even be fun sometimes. Isn't it cool to learn new things?

    August 30, 2012 at 11:58 am |
  186. Raleigh

    I would tell them that they are missing a lot of stuff that they need to know. And that they are failing the class

    August 30, 2012 at 11:59 am |
  187. imani and chris

    What are they doing when they skip school? Do they still get a education? They should put cameras outside so they can see who is leaving and go outside and get them! Thank you for reading our thought!

    August 30, 2012 at 11:59 am |
  188. Jordan

    Its simple I think that they should just make the classes a lot more interesting. If it was interesting we would probably retain more of the knowledge aswell, instead of just using it to get by with that one year of school we are in at the moment.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:59 am |
  189. Brennen

    This is what I think school's should do to keep there kids from skipping school.I think that they should tell the kid's that they won't get an education if they skip school

    August 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
  190. Megan

    I would let that sudent know that they are missing class and that there are consequences in the end and even if they don't believe so at that point there are. That they should try to stay in class as much as possible and if they fall behind it can be very hard to try and catch up.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
  191. Claire

    Skipping school is just something that everyone thinks is cool. If you do it, then you're a rebel and people wish they were you. But really all you're doing is ruining your future, if kids could know that, then they wouldn't.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
  192. edward

    I think the people who skip school did not complete an assignment or is getting bullied. I would ask them why they are doing it and then help them with their problem.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:02 pm |
  193. nick

    Make class simple.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
  194. chris

    I thank thank that you should have cameras and there was a big screen in the office so you could see us.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:11 pm |
  195. Christopher

    Carl, i think kids souldn't be allowed to skip school because if they miss 15 days or more they have to stay in summer school for the whole summer and make up the time they missed.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
  196. Jennifer

    This is an example for class.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
  197. paige

    i would stop someone to stop skipping school by making them feel wanted and making them like people will miss them not being there!

    August 30, 2012 at 12:19 pm |
  198. Jasmine

    By saying you are a really smart person and you need to stop skipping school or not you will start having alot of homework

    August 30, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
  199. Karla

    I think that kids should stay in school if they want to have a bright future. i want to have a bright future so i'm staying in school.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:21 pm |
  200. Corey

    My feelings about drop outs are people just get too bored with what they are doing at school. Mostly Seniors I’ve seen seniors who drop out I mean you only have a few months to graduate but the reasons most seniors drop out is because they get bored. They are ready to leave high school. I believe if school was more interactive and they had programs specifically for high school students to do that would make school more fun or more interactive most people wouldn’t drop out because they would want to wake up knowing that they are going to have fun with their friends. At school. Every class should just be more based on the student and not the class. If the class was smaller than they wouldn’t feel as if they left nothing would happen. They should be put in school groups with partners that make sure they are their every day.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:21 pm |
  201. twan

    Stop making school boring and more fun. Becuase you get sleepy when the teacher is just talking an just sitting in your desk. That makes the school day go by slow.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:22 pm |
  202. Haley

    I think if the teachers made the lessons more relavent and hands on people would stop skipping. Some people just don't have any support at home and everyone can use encouragement. If teachers were more encouraging and supportive more teens would stop skipping.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:22 pm |
  203. Christopher

    i think you could encourage kid to stop skipping is to tell them that school is fun and that's how to encourage someone

    August 30, 2012 at 12:22 pm |
  204. D

    The only thing you do in school is sit down, listen to the teacher and do work. bUt its always boring in school, even classes.But events can be fun. Its easy to go to school and make good grades and notes.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:22 pm |
  205. Joshua

    There is nothing you can do. They don't care about there grades and don't take the time to think about their future.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:24 pm |
  206. Christopher

    I don't understand why people skip. It isn't very smart because along with the homework for the current day, your going to have to make up the homework you missed. You can hang out with your friends during the weekends and after school! When you skip you'll be hanging out with your homework more, trying to make it up, and your friends less...

    August 30, 2012 at 12:25 pm |
  207. Room

    Make school fun, take away dress code, make school only 3 days each week, having IPADS, have less homework, free mall-style food court, game systems in all clases, an hour of recess and lunch.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:26 pm |
  208. Ryan

    make it more connectable to students and more fun

    August 30, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
  209. Ryan

    make it more understandable and fun

    August 30, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
  210. trevor

    teachers,friends,grades,and maybe people that you like

    August 30, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
  211. Chelsea:)

    I think principals should require funner activities so less people would skip school. They should also make kids do more hands-on activities in groups because that help us get closer and learn more about each other.
    Bye!!!! 🙂

    August 30, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
  212. Rachel

    people probably skip school because they are bored but if the kids that skip would just know what could happen if u do or do not go to school then maybe they will come but if not then they should at least come to see their friends that is why most of the time i come to school is for those reasons. another reason is do they want a good foundation from school to get a job because all people want to be rich and unless u go to school to get a good job then u will not get a job.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
  213. Elvis

    You could persuade someone to not skip school by using money to get them to come.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
    • Elvis

      or tell them they can ruin there life by skiping

      August 30, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
  214. Chloe

    Tell people or have teacher pay more attion to there life because thats why there skipping.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
  215. Danny

    I don't think people should skip school because people who skip they wont be able to go to college and get a good job so they are messing they're own lives up.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
  216. Celeste

    Instead of sleeping in go to to bed earlier. Hang out AFTER school instead of skipping classes.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
  217. Logan

    teachers,friends,trevor jkjk,and people u might not like

    August 30, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
  218. MyMie

    Students are skipping class to do ether drugs, hangout with friends, sleep or sometimes hangout with there boyfriend/girlfriend.
    You could stop skipping class by less homework and later school hours. Some school you have to be on the bus at 6. Your at school by 7. Most students dont want to be up that early in the morning. Especially in the winter months

    August 30, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
  219. Chris

    If I was going to tell kids to stop skipping school I would; I would tell them that if they skip school they wont be able to collage or get a good job. When kids skip school it's useally to sleep, steal or do something they arent supposed to do.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
  220. zach

    Well I think that it is wrong to skip and also those kids should not skip at all.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
  221. zack

    I would say if u don't go to school u won't get a good job

    August 30, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
  222. Jose

    I think if it was shorter classes and probably more lunch time then they would come more.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
  223. Matthew

    I think that skipping school is stupid, because the next day you will just have to do all the work that they did the day before, and it would be better to do it the day that they all did. So you dont feel left out.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
  224. Marianita

    I think people just don't want to go to school because it's "boring" but, I come to school every day except maybe doctors appointments.Kids should stay in school to get a better education.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
  225. kaymin

    I think that they should not skip school,and to keep them from skipping school tell them if they keep skipping they would not be able to go to college,or get some celebrity's to influence them to stop skipping.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  226. ryan

    I think kids that skip school , do bad things;.such as, vandilizing privite properety, stealing or doing illegal narcotics. Such as smoking marajiana.I think that if we stop kids from skipping school drug dealers won't make $ so the drug rate in town for students will decrease and the learning rate will increase.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  227. candy

    I think that is wrong because if you skip school you won't have a great job.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  228. Dahvvie

    There are many things you could try to say to someone who is truant to classes and school but it may not always work. Kids now a days think it's cool to ditch but in reality it's the most dumb thing to do. I have tried to convice my one good friend who likes to ditch that it will impact and probably already is their grade. But they wont listen because they think it's cool. They will learn.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
  229. Kailey

    A way I would get my friends to stop skipping school is to not hang out with them unless they attended school that day. Because if they weren't in school that day they either were sick or had something to do and if so they should either be to sick to hang out or to busy to hang out.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
  230. Nick

    I would encourage someone to stop skipping by telling them that they will really regret it when they get older and go to high school because it will be really difficult to concentrate and focus on what they are being taught depending on what class they are in...

    August 30, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
  231. Jessica

    Start school later so they wont wanna stay in bed and go to school 🙂

    August 30, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
  232. Sorcha

    I think it's not right to skip school because you are missing out on a important part of your life, education, I would encourage them to stop skipping by explaining to them how they should be grateful for getting a free education.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
  233. Levi

    One way is to make them feel like home and make school more fun not so boring and slow.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
  234. Brad

    To get students to stop skipping school the school should have a system were if a student has skipped more then 5 days of school the student should not be able to participate in the fun activities and should have to do work out of a textbook .

    August 30, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
  235. FireFly

    I personally have skipped school. My reasons for skipping where simple: My school wasn't as nearly as fun as it could've been and I just didn't feel a real understanding towards me and the other students at school. My opinion on lowering the amount of kids who skip school is to make the schools more fun and have them understand the kids a bit better.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
    • FireFly

      My bad I meant a lot better

      August 30, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
  236. mike

    maybe give them more school credit

    August 30, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
  237. Trevin

    I believe it is wrong to skip school. Now I'm not going to lie I've skipped school but no more. I think to encourage someone to stay in school without skipping you should point out all the good things about school, and if that doesn't work tell them its not right and it doesn't make you any cooler to skip.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
  238. Cam

    I think that kids should not skip school because they can miss lots of information, if they skip school to just sleep than maybe they should go to bed earlier than 9:00 P.M because sleep can flue the brain form a day at school.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
  239. halle

    what I think they should do to keep kids from skipping is that they should have a reward for the kids who did not skip school to go to sleep or hang out with friends.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
  240. phillip

    I think about 50% of people trying to skip school. And I think that the kids want to play games instead of education.I think that to encourage them is to give them a 30 Min to play video games then probably they will want to go to school. and give them less homework than normal

    August 30, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
  241. sierra

    I THINK TO STOP STUDENTS FROM SKIPPING IS HAVING PARENTS WAKE THEM UP AND THEN LEAVE BUT IF THE STUDENT DOSE NOT HAVE A BUS HAVE THE PARENTS WAKE THEM UP AND TAKE THEM TO SCHOOL DONT LET THEM WALK OR RIDE THERE BIKES UNLESS YOU NOW THAT YOU CAN TRUST THEM.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
  242. the ranger

    that is not cool when they skip

    August 30, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
  243. the danner

    I don't think that skipping school is good for you because it affects your learning. If you are skipping school you miss out on learning. If you skip school and you miss a lot of days, you fail in your classes, and you might have to repeat that grade again!

    August 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
  244. Katherine..

    you can do big things one day if you go to school, like be in the military or safe someone's live and you cant play with your friends because there in school. so go to school and get smart. and you can play with your friends at lunch I think school is grate

    August 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
  245. coltin

    tell them that one day you are going to get caught! and you'll also find out the punishment the hard way and when you grow up you going to most likely not going to collage and you are not going to have a good job because they are going to go back from kindergarten and see all the way to when you graduated or if you drop out and if you drop out you might be working at a store or a fast food restaurant and I would also tell them that there are twelve year-olds that are already going to collage >.>

    August 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
  246. matt

    To get kids to stop skipping school I think teachers should make school more fun but while thers fun your still learning
    because kid still need there education too.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
  247. Chloe

    I think that we could stop skipping by, making school feel more like home by, giving more time in between classes, making school funner, and teachers nicer and more understandable, and maybe giving each grade level a recess or a break, not including lunch.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
  248. cody

    I thimk students will stay at school if they sold taco bell .

    August 30, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
  249. Chris

    If I was going to tell kids to stop skipping school I would tell them that if they skip school they won't be able to go college or get a good job. Say, if my brother was skipping school I wouldn't have a problem slapping him to know some sense into him so that he would go to school.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
  250. melanie

    i think students will stay in school if we get paid to go to school

    August 30, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
  251. Erica

    kids that do good well gets a lot of money.And have more fun stuff to do.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:55 pm |
  252. Jailyn

    teen do well school get money and breaks and sports.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:55 pm |
  253. erik

    i think students would stay in school if the class the were shorter

    August 30, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
  254. Chaz

    It's an interesting development, considering all of my friends that skip school. However I will say that it is true, schools these days don't interact with students very much. However it is mainly based on the large classes. Classes with forty to fifty students makes it hard for teachers to interact and individually support students who are having trouble. My smaller class of around fifteen kids allows our teacher to support and interact with us as individuals. And I've noticed no-one skipping so far.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
  255. juicy

    students should have more free time and less class time .

    August 30, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
  256. Andrew

    don't skip school because you will get bad grades because you Will go to jail

    August 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm |
  257. Nicole

    i'd want money & maybe i cold get a pizza. get a good free laptop and a black dodge challenger with dub step music. And free gas for week's and insurance. money for my adoption/foster home for kids and my friend Erica's blind deaf christian school .......

    August 30, 2012 at 1:07 pm |
  258. Courtney

    At our school if you skip or are absent you have to take all your exams!

    August 30, 2012 at 1:18 pm |
  259. Michael

    I would tell them that without a job, they'd get no decent jobs. A few years of school is better than a life of low pay.

    August 30, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
  260. Anonymous

    Teachers should find a way to relate whatever they are teaching us to our lives.

    August 30, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
  261. JARED

    I FEEL THAT WE NEED MORE CELEBERTYS TO COME INCOURGE US ON NOT SKIPPING SCHOOL

    August 30, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
  262. sonny

    I think we need more celebrities to come incourage us to not skip school

    August 30, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
  263. isaiah

    what i think u should do is lit us have r phone out on lounch brake we skip becuse there is notheing fun about school yea i no its to help us to get a good job yea yea but school is still boring thats why we skip so if u want us to stop skiping make school funy a lil

    August 30, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
  264. Dontae

    A way to stop skipping or a way to help people stop skipping is just don't think about, don't get peer pressured, and don't do it just cause you want to go to sleep. If you want to sleep then go to bed early. Education is important and skipping school isn't. Just makes you like a nobody in life. You can't get a good job or go to a good college if your skipping. So my rule is to help everyone that skips. DON'T SKIP CLASS/SCHOOL!!

    August 30, 2012 at 1:53 pm |
  265. Ebbie

    You can't stop somone from doing what they want to do. You can warned them so many times until your tired of it. I think skipping is stupid. If your skipping why don't you just drop out of school.

    August 30, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
  266. martin

    I would just tell them that if they ever plan to reach their goal in life they have to be in class to get the education you need.

    August 30, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
  267. Lauren

    Skipping school is horrible. Why would you want to skip school anyway? Where are you going to go? It's so wrong. It takes one decisison to mess up your whole life and if you skip your class, you can fail your class, fail your grade, be a highschool drop out and then you have ruined your life. Skipping ins't fun or cool.

    August 30, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
  268. DeAnna

    The more you skip the more work you have to do, so it has no real bonus for you.

    August 30, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
  269. Conor

    Skipping school is just another way of saying, I can't do this. Most of the kids I talk to, who skip frequently, always say, I hate the teacher because I can't understand what to do. Skipping puts you at risk to fail, to hurt your record, and it's a horrible habbit. Stay in school and finish what you started.

    August 30, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
  270. Sparky

    I would tell the person if they skipped school that they wouldn't graduate school and be able to get a job or get into college.

    August 30, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
  271. Sarah

    School would be more entertaining and appealing to kids if there were more clubs and activities for them to do.

    August 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
  272. Canyon

    It hink the school should pay the student 10.00 a hour to go to school and if they skip or lay out a day they have to pay you back.

    August 30, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
  273. Austin

    I think that we should get paid each week but when we don't go for a day we will get paid less.

    August 30, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
  274. Heather

    If someone was skipping school dailey, I would encourage them to come back more often and help them make better grades and hopefully pass. You need an education these days to even get a job so hopefully that will also make them go to school more often.

    August 30, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
  275. Jimmy

    I believe school should be less boring and show us the fun things in life. Its not everyday you are a kid and should be shown how fun it is before u get to adult hood.

    August 30, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
  276. Timothy

    one way to get kids to not skiping school is not to give homework!!!!!!!!!!

    August 30, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
  277. Tristen

    Some ways to encourage students not to skip is allowing them to have breaks to socialize with their friends. Also give them less work during the day.

    August 30, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
  278. Daniel

    They could offer reward days on Fridays and give them money

    August 30, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
  279. Tyler

    one way to get people to quit skipping school is to get schools to pay a little bit of cash to students for not being late or absent

    August 30, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
  280. Josh

    They are tired of sitting there

    August 30, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
  281. Leah

    I would not skip school. Skipping school is not a smart idea and people who skip will be a lot less likely to graduate. If someone was thinking about skipping school I would strongly encourage them not to, by telling them that you use things that you do in school such as math in the world and in jobs that you get.

    August 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
  282. Carlie

    If schools weren't so strict about missing school students wouldn't do it. And if teachers didn't give so much homework students would want to go to school.

    August 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
  283. Hope

    I think a good way to incourage students to stay in school would be to pay us.

    August 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
  284. nick

    i think we need to be studying stuff that better relates to our lives, which will make it easier to understand.

    August 30, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
  285. Heaven

    No reason to skip except sleep. School draisn a lot of energy from you.

    August 30, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
  286. jessica

    alot of kids do skip school because they just don't want to go or because other people so it. there are some people that skip school because they don't want to be bullied or made fun of. i bet 90% of students skip school every year.

    August 30, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
  287. Eve

    I wouldn't want to go to school if there were boring lectures either. Maybe all the teachers could have a small party every Friday but the students who are absent that week without permission will have to sit out.

    August 30, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
  288. Dustin

    skipping school is ok once in a while, just dont make it a habit.
    but the only reason why i skipp school is that i like to stay up all night, so when its time to get up i just lay there,and he sometimes let me stay home for the day

    August 30, 2012 at 2:12 pm |
  289. Erica

    I would want to get a tick ti and backstage pass and meet Selena Gomez and Britt Nicole.money,build a McDonald and get students with a's and b's get 6 of whatever idem they want.

    August 30, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
  290. Kayley

    It would effect your future like you would not get into a good college and you would not have
    A good job.you would also go poor and not have money for anything.

    August 30, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
  291. Kayla

    I don't skip school and never have. I enjoy going to school and I want to further my education so I am able to persue in career of my choice. Skiping school is not a good idea and anyone who even thinks about skiping has no idea what they are getting into.

    August 30, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
  292. Caleb

    Scool is fun don't scip school.

    August 30, 2012 at 2:24 pm |
  293. marcelino and hunter

    don't skip school because you will git in detention.

    August 30, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
  294. brady

    do not sikp .shlooc you need to lrend you will never get ackcon

    August 30, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
  295. Charity And Davin

    You should really stay in school because if you skip will haft to catch up the next day and you might miss something cool like today in science class . And almost every time you get cot and you will get in big trouble.

    August 30, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
  296. kelten/Chase

    a good way to get kids to skip school less would be to ask them if they want to grow up and be able to get married and have a good life

    August 30, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
  297. Casiana

    One idea I have is more tecnology in the class room. Have a program that inspires them to want to be in school. Like a intervention. Another thing I would do to try someone from skipping school is say positive things because they might not be getting support they need at home to have the drive to be better than others.

    August 30, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
  298. TTB

    1. Have school begin later in the day 2. Offer a better variety of extracurricular activities. 3. Have teachers do a better job of listening to students' concerns

    August 30, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
    • sam

      true dat!

      August 30, 2012 at 10:48 pm |
  299. Jillian and Jayden

    What we think will help making kids not skip school is if they go to school they would get more education.Also have more money and better life for your children.Also a better and safer home.I think they are skipping school to hang with friend.

    August 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm |
  300. Jennifer

    Why would they NOT want to be in school?

    August 30, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
  301. Cameron

    It"s pointless to skip school.

    August 30, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
    • Kristina

      I think you need to sit down with them and tell them straight up what there doing rong and how they can fix it. You also need to tell them that they are breaking a law and no one can help but themselves

      August 30, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
      • Mary

        I totally agree with you on this subject. But, I also belive that kids should not skip school because it is interfering with their education.

        August 30, 2012 at 10:12 pm |
  302. Juls

    I think if a student is skipping school then you should call the parent and ask if the kid is home and if the student is not then tell the parent that they are not at school and then when you find the student then they will be scared to skip school ever again

    August 30, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
  303. kenzy

    hmm... what do I think about people skipping school not good I used to be a skipper myself until I grew more friends witch made me more interested and then it seemed everyday I was absent exciting things went on and this thursday were having a dance so u denfinitly don't want to be absent well I know it's not much but that's what I got to say

    August 30, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
  304. Jimmy

    Tell them to keep skipping.
    You won't have to go to school when you're in jail.

    August 30, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
  305. Hanna

    What I think would keep kids from coming to school is all of the technology.Our Middle School has iPads.So that would be something to have more kids come to school and learn all about technology.

    August 30, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
  306. Directioner:)

    I would encourage someone to not skip school by telling them your friends at school who go to school wont be youre friends because youll never be there.If your friends do then ill give do i'll give them 5 bucks every week they dont skip school.If all else fail then there hopeless

    August 30, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
  307. Eris

    students shouldn't skip school it can really screw up there lives by doing that if they dont go to school they wont get to go to college and wont pass thetre grade and mumbo jumbo like that and such i mean seriously

    August 30, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
  308. Alexandra

    You might help students stop skipping school by making school a bit more fun. Maybe the teachers could make the school lessons funnier.

    August 30, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
  309. Gagerade

    Hi Carl I believe skipping school is usually a result of a tragedy in someone's life or a hard time at home, so my advice is look for the good things at school. Schools are boring and can be challenging but its also one of the most social places on earth so don't skip school. It could be fun

    August 30, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
  310. Luke

    I think they can fix it by making the school days mornings later so they don't have to get up as early. Also to make sure that school is more fun for kids because most the time its not.

    August 30, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
  311. mckelle

    well you could try to help them learn in a way they want to learn instead of boring books and paper daily i would skip school to if there was no fun in my work

    August 30, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
  312. Vanessa

    Most students skip because the think its boring and they're not interested. They could be bullied too. The schools should get the kids more involved in things they are interested in. Stuff that is more fun so they want to learn.

    August 30, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
  313. Tetra

    I think people should go to school. Truancy is actually illegal and you can get fined and your parents can go to jail if you skip school to much. People who skip school will have a harder time. They should be told it is against most states's laws.

    August 30, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
  314. Bunny

    kids should not skip school i dont think its a good idea but kids still do it i think that the school should not let any kid out without a pass

    August 30, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
  315. Cassidy

    I think kids should go to school but if you need to you can stay home. I would encourage kids to stay home by saying if they go to school with no absences they will get a surprise or something like that.

    August 30, 2012 at 3:45 pm |
  316. Alizabeth

    I would tell them that after school the can social but too skip class that's not the right thing to do they can social when the teacher tells them they can or at lunch but too skip class not right.

    August 30, 2012 at 3:45 pm |
  317. zane

    Students usually skip school because they think is not important. more schools need to start influencing students why missing school is bad, and make students more involved in school.I think skipping is stupid. If your skipping why don't you just drop out of school and not go to school

    August 30, 2012 at 3:45 pm |
  318. sunburn

    I think as kid we r all picky some they think school is boring its heard to set on for 6 hours a day its may be they should try to make it more fun and how about they make it more iterative may be more sanding actively make it inportin to go to school I say deching can be fun but school can be too

    August 30, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
  319. Sara

    So in the news broadcast you said how a lot of students skip school to hang out or sleep. And I must say this is true. In grade school and elementary school we all got to sleep later and we all got to hang out with friends. And now in middle school and high school usually the only time we get to see our friends are lunch and after school and most kids I must say are probably using up all their time hanging out with friends instead of doing homework, so then all night they are working on homework or with the family so they then need to sleep in later to get their full rest that everyone needs. It is probably vice versa for the kids who skip to hang out with friends, they barely get to see their friends all day due to homework and school work and then they get their sleep but they still have not had really any time for friends. I believe a way to fix this is maybe by just giving the kids a period of time to hang out... I know that this is hard to fit in and hard to do , however if you were to give the kids a free period for a choice just for say one week , I am guessing there won’t be as many skips the next week. Also you need to remind all the staff to try to connect with the kids and try to make them feel good. Hope you like my advice!

    August 30, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
  320. reynaldo

    I think they should convince them to be at school. Ask them what they want to be and tell them that you need to go to school to do that. If they want to be an anchor like you they need to go to school. That all I need to say so bye I'll post different day so bye.

    August 30, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
  321. Britney

    I Think That If Kids Keep Skipping We Should Add Some Fun Things To Do Or Some Thing Like That 🙂

    August 30, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
  322. tyler

    you should send them to juvy, or let them do it and let them find out the consequences and then they can help other kids who skip school and tell them not to do that and tell them and show them the consequences

    August 30, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
  323. William

    Start getting the students friends try and get the stundent skipping to stop. You could also make class more fun and want them to stop skipping.

    August 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm |
  324. Nadia :]

    I think that skipping school is a very irresponsible thing to do because you know that you should be in school getting your education so that you wont end up on the streets collecting cans and asking for money.Some people that skip school do it because their friends are doing it and they don't want to feel left out or be uncool; but the thing is that they wont be there to help you out when you are living under a bridge and cannot financially support your self. They wont stop doing it until something bad happens. Its up to them to realize what they are doing and make a change before its too late. I'm a junior in high school and ill admit to skipping school at least seven or eight times my freshmen and sophomore year, it brought down my grades tremendously and landed me in a continuation school so that i can get back on track and graduate on time. If i could take back what i did i would but i cant so now i got to own up to my mistakes and be an adult. Skipping school is not the solution to your problems it will only cause you more problems. Not only will you be in trouble but so will your parents or guardians. The way to stop students from skipping school is to make them see how bad their future looks and show them that not only are they hurting themselves but the people around them.

    – Nadia

    August 30, 2012 at 4:03 pm |
  325. Karim

    It may be hard for most people to stop some kids from skipping school since it may develop into a habit and it's more important for teachers or any adult, who works at a school to stop these kids. One idea is that their parents should sit with them at home to discuss why they're doing it and also teach them how important school is unless the parents don't have the control to stop them, then the best thing for the kids to do is get help from adults at school, if at least an adult catches them with an attempt to skip school. Another idea is that kids should be taught the importance of school grades, what they're learning and why, if they're at least smart.

    August 30, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
  326. celina

    i tink they should have shorter days in school and less work and more fun things to do so they won't skip school

    August 30, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
  327. Ceecee

    i think kids would stop skpiing school if they classes more intertaning and classes shorter

    August 30, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
  328. Claudia

    I think kids should get paid for going to school.

    August 30, 2012 at 4:38 pm |
  329. quinn

    I would not ditch school because if you choose the lazy way in life you're not going to get what you want, You need to work hard for it.

    August 30, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
  330. elgindor

    why would people skip in the first place i think its bad to skip cause you lose education so yeah stay in school ive only skip 2 times now if you were bullied a lot then thats when you tell sombody not beafriad and stay home so stay in school

    August 30, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
  331. hanna

    i think you should tell them the consequences of skipping school and why they shoulnt do it

    August 30, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
  332. trenton

    i dont encourage ppl to skip school but it does happen wuite a bit that is why u should make teachers take attendance more offen and make it to where there system recognizes students when they come... then you should call parenets and make sure they approve it

    August 30, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
  333. me

    i dont think anybody should skip school you could miss out on the chance of going to college.I think the school days should be an hour earlier.then maybe the kids wouldnt ditch so .much

    August 30, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
  334. Brooklyn

    I think that kids really shouldn't skip school because it is very important to get an education and get a great job with good pay. I think that maybe classes should find more ways to keep the kids interacted and have hands on activities so that the kids don't find school to be the most boring place.

    Brooklyn

    August 30, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
  335. Gabby

    I believe it's not smart to skip school. Sure, it's cool to skip it but, you will lose one day of learning. Maybe you skipped the day where you have loads of homework. The next day you will have extra homework and it will be more work! It is easier just to go! A way to stop students from skipping school is setting a rule that you can ONLY skip school if you have an important doctor appointment or you are really sick. Also, the school can call home and ask the parents why is the student is not at school.

    August 30, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
  336. srh

    I think that some kids that skip school are just trying to show off for there friends or just that they are doing something the should not they should just watch there kids better.

    August 30, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
  337. missy

    If I knew kids who were skipping I would encourage them by telling them that they are never going to graduate if they skip and keep this up. If they didn't listen then I would leave it in their hands because its their choice.

    August 30, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
  338. Amanda

    skipping school is not a joke

    August 30, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
  339. Juan

    My ideas on that is you shouldn't do not it's not good you with be in big trouble.
    The way that I will stop someone from doing that is tell them that you would not be able to graduate or go to collage.Also I will tell there parents what there doing and make sure they tell them what then should do next time.

    August 30, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  340. guppy

    To get someone to stop skipping I would tell them that it's just harder on them because they have to do all of the extra work and they would get detention time for an excused absence. So it is just harder on them and when they do the extra work they wouldn't know what they are doing on the work so they would do bad on it and they would fail.

    August 30, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
  341. Audge

    Kids who skip probably don't feel right at school like no one understands them. Teachers should get to know more about they're students, maybe if someone recognised them they would be looking forward to something at school and not be dreading it.

    August 30, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
  342. oreo

    you should put cameras up in you're school,and you need you're dedication.

    August 30, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
  343. Autumn

    I really don`t think skipping shcool is good OR bad. Many kids have a good reason to skip school. What schools need is a good reason not to skip. For example, schools could make kids not want to skip by making it more bearable. Like, a school could at least TRY to stop bullying. That's a big reason why most people (including me) skip or want to skip school. Another thing they could do is enforce punishment better. Most kids who skip school don`t get caught as it is.

    August 30, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
  344. marissa

    Teachers should have a little more fun activities so kids wouldn't skip plus all that homework! They should have a serious talk with each of them or as a group. Explain how serious it is.

    August 30, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
  345. jessie

    There are many many reasons a kid mite skip school but it's mite not be the best even if the students think so.

    August 30, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
  346. Arieanna

    I am a full time student at a high school in ohio and i feel that we need teachers to make classes more appealing just listening to lectures is boring we need more hands on activities to get our minds stimulated to where we won't want to be truant or tardy. I love school but I know personally alot of people who don't like it due to it being "boring"

    August 30, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
  347. Grace

    Give students a reason to come to school. Do something fun.

    August 30, 2012 at 5:09 pm |
  348. Elisabeth

    Why are the students skipping school? It’s because they don’t want to go. I think that if you make students come to school until age 16 (like it is now) they can then make their decision. If they want to quit school and do something else, let them. It is their decision to make and school is not for everybody. Not everybody wants to pursue being a lawyer who studied at Harvard. Some people want different things than that. Another part of this is because students would rather stay home and hang out with friends. But, if the teachers made it more fun for the students (trivia games and such...) maybe that would encourage the students to go to school until they are 16.

    August 30, 2012 at 5:14 pm |
  349. danny

    people skip school because its way too long

    August 30, 2012 at 5:15 pm |
  350. Jake

    school is too long

    August 30, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
  351. Joshua

    I think skipping school is not smart. If you want to be succesefull in life you need to have a college education. I think the reason kids skip school is the teachers may be keeping school to traditional. I think the teachers need to think outside the box and have more hands on activities.

    August 30, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
  352. Nathaniel

    I think they need to stay school because second your school they your in the streets

    August 30, 2012 at 5:40 pm |
  353. Samantha

    I think that people shouldn't skip school. You are not benefiting yourself in anyway. It might be “fun” but what would happen if you miss something important. School systems should be more organized with it, even if that means doing anything to stop it. Seriously guys, it's pointless…

    August 30, 2012 at 5:49 pm |
  354. Jaira

    If you skip school, you're accpeting that you want a tough life and that until you die you might never reach the dreams you wanted.

    August 30, 2012 at 5:55 pm |
  355. stephen

    I think they should be come more harder and come dow licke hammm .I thick they should miss foot ball and alll the sports till there grades is up!

    August 30, 2012 at 5:57 pm |
  356. Sunny

    Student should give teachers and parents why they skipping school. My guess is they get bord of benign in school. You student stop skipping school or I will hind you and make you to stop skipping school!👿😡

    August 30, 2012 at 6:16 pm |
  357. Lianate

    I think it is very bad that people skip school to go do other things that waste your time. If you just keep skipping school, then what's the point of going? The way I would tell someone to stop skipping school would be that they are missing out on their education and are going to have to realize that an education is priceless.

    August 30, 2012 at 6:24 pm |
  358. Daniel

    I think that students need some motivation to not skip school. They also need to realize how important school is in their lives. Students who skip school have their own individual reason. Maybe some encouragement from their family or peers could also help motivate them to stay in school.

    August 30, 2012 at 6:31 pm |
  359. Renee

    I think that some kids might skip school because they don't have enough time in between classes to talk to friends or even enough time to get to class on time. 10 minutes between classes would be a good amount of time for students to hang out with friends or if they don't want to hang out and talk with friends they could go to class.

    August 30, 2012 at 6:55 pm |
  360. Patrick

    I think students who skip school just don't think about the future. People who skip school think there parents can help them there whole life. To encourage someone, I would convince them that hanging out with friends is fun, but school is way important for your life. Another way is to make educational games, but not just for little kids, but for people in middle school or in high school.

    August 30, 2012 at 6:59 pm |
  361. Asha

    Skipping school doesn't help your education it hurts it. What's the point of going to school if your going to skip it anyway. I think if you don't want to be in school don't go just to waste others time and energy when they can give that energy to someone who needs it

    August 30, 2012 at 7:01 pm |
  362. Charlie

    I think it's terrible for a kid to skip class or even the entire school day because they could get detention, expelled or even get a call from their parents. So I'd stay in school than out of school

    August 30, 2012 at 7:02 pm |
  363. Elizabeth

    Maybe people would stop skipping school if school was more relatable to our lives.

    August 30, 2012 at 7:17 pm |
  364. ASHA

    Skipping school is a waste of education. If you don't want to be in school just don't caome at all. that way you don't waste the time and energy put in to educating you.

    August 30, 2012 at 7:20 pm |
  365. ALYSSA

    I think that kids or teenagers need to stay in school because school helps you do the thing you want to do.

    P.S. nice hair cut. ;]

    August 30, 2012 at 7:33 pm |
  366. Stefania

    To the teachers give the kids treats if they finish their homework. Next the kids that skip go into the teachers shoes. So you put alot of money in to a prodject, and kids don't show up to school. Now that money just went down the drain.Kids get back to your shoes, now what do you feel? I would feel like the villain and the teachers the heros.

    August 30, 2012 at 7:36 pm |
  367. Stefania

    I forgot that If you skip school then you won't get a well paying job because you don't have good grades and you might have dropped out of school and not even graduate!

    August 30, 2012 at 7:42 pm |
  368. Bethany

    I would be a good influence. People need good friends who will help them to make the right choices in life. Doing things as simple as being kind to everyone and leading by example inspires and motivates others to do the same, particularly when many people opt to join in. The best part about this solution is that anyone and everyone can do it.

    August 30, 2012 at 7:50 pm |
  369. Elizabeth

    I think that you should call their parents and say that if they don't come to shool then their kids will get espelled from school and not let anyone out of the building until the end of the day. I also think that skipping school is pointless and that no one will get an education in America if they let students skip school.

    August 30, 2012 at 7:57 pm |
  370. joshua

    I think that the kids don't think about their future. I think that the teachers are to traditional and need to think outside the box.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:05 pm |
  371. William

    Make class more fun

    August 30, 2012 at 8:18 pm |
  372. Sarah

    When you skip school it may seem like a good idea at first but down the rode the best job you might get is at a store cashier. If you have dreams then go after them with loads of education it will get you farther.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:28 pm |
  373. (: Katie :)

    If I could help someone who was skipping school I would probably show them what would happen when they were adults. Some kids/teens don't realize what they're doing at this age,they probably think it'll be a good laugh. I think you could invite your friend over and explain to them some of the bad things that could happen if they skipped school. For example, you could take them to McDonald's and show them some of the jobs the workers there have. You could probably take them to any place that pays minimum wage and ask them,"Do you want this kind of job when you grow up?" I think if you tried hard enough then they would realize what they are doing wrong.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:30 pm |
  374. Eridan

    To be honest, some students have reasonable explanations to skip, such as personal problems with school. Those who don't will simply learn their lesson. Upon returning to school, they would require to complete the assignments missed, which would be rather complicated not knowing the information in the lessons missed.
    If this is not enough of a lesson, obvious punishment is required until the habit of skipping school stops. Things such as detentions and calling home are humilitating, and the student will surely learn their lesson, correct?

    August 30, 2012 at 8:33 pm |
  375. Noah

    Kids should not skip school because it truly is a privilege to be able to go to school almost every day and get an education that lots of kids in other countries, or even in the U.S can't get. If kids are skipping school, teachers should try to stress that they are very very fortunate, and then it's up to the people skipping school to realize that for themselves.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
  376. Mya

    I think that the teachers should become more one on one with the students so they can feel that when they come to school they will have someone to sit down and encourage them and convince them try harder.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:45 pm |
  377. Grant

    I think the subject of skipping school is one that everybody talks about in high school. schools shouldn't take the issue lightly, or just let the students do it. if a student is caught skipping school they should be punished. they might have a reason for skipping such as a bully.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:49 pm |
  378. Leah

    To stop someone from skipping school; you could recognize a ability they might have in a certain subject. If they don't, you could encourage them to think about their future; and how it could all change if you attend school.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:51 pm |
  379. Summer

    There is really nothing to do about it, I mean if they want to be successful in life and also want to skip school it's there loss.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:02 pm |
  380. Armoni

    I would tell them that they will miss learning important things if they skip school and its not cool

    August 30, 2012 at 9:09 pm |
  381. Kaszey

    I think that you should do something like scared straight and try to scare them into not skipping school. Like pay a creepy old dude to say that he is homeless because he skipped school and like i said, scare them straight.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:10 pm |
  382. zak

    I think that kids should stay in school because without education
    they won't be able to get their dream job. To prevent this from
    happening parents should step up and make um!!!

    August 30, 2012 at 9:39 pm |
  383. Zach

    I believe that students skipping school can't be anything but, bad. Skipping school is a waste of time for them and in the case of a private school, it can be a waste of a lot of their parents' money as well. I believe that when a kid skips school it not only ruins his/her reputation, it creates a bad name for the school and teachers of whose class they are skipping.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:53 pm |
  384. Claire

    Q: Why do you skip school?
    A: I like the feeling of not being in school while everyone else is. I can be have fun and be myself instead of being obedient and bored. It makes high school fun. You're only young once, and you can't do this in college. YOLO
    Q: What do you think the school or teachers should do to make you not want to skip?
    A: The teachers could be nicer and make class more fun. School feels like jail; I need fun in my life. I have no regrets of skipping.
    Q: How many times do you skip in a semester?
    A: Once I got a car, I left when I wanted to. One semester I had 30 class periods missed. Some periods were excused and some weren't. In this current school year, on the fifth week of school, I have missed 7 class periods(unexcused).
    Comments: Everyone needs to try it. It's like drugs- you get addicted. Skipping school in high school is the only time to do it- you're only a teenage once.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:56 pm |
  385. Zach

    I believe that students skipping school can't be anything but, bad. Skipping school is a waste of time for them and in the case of a private school, it can be a waste of a lot of their parents' money as well. I believe that when a kid skips school it not only ruins his/her reputation, it creates a bad name for the school and teachers of whose class they are skipping as well. Lastly, when someone creates habbits like this one they carry them on with them in life.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:01 pm |
  386. mariah

    i think that if a student is skipping school the first time he/she should get sat down and explain how important school is then the second time they should get a detention then after the third time they miss out on the homework from the day{s} they skipped and just get a zero

    August 30, 2012 at 10:13 pm |
  387. Catie

    I think that kids should not be skipping school because they are not going to get the proper education that they need to have in order to be successful in life. What I would do to help someone who is skipping to stop is talk to them and explain to them what they are doing wrong. I would tell them that they need to straighten themselves up if they want to become successful in life and get a successful job. I would also explain to them that they are breaking the law. I can do to help them but to encourage them. It is there decision and nobody can help them but themselves.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:13 pm |
  388. jennifer

    i i think that kids that skip school don`t care for there education , if you miss school cause you are sick,or if you have car trouble or something realy important that you cant go to school for that reason then its fine,but other then that it is not right to skip school .

    August 30, 2012 at 10:14 pm |
  389. Elizabeth

    I think teachers or the principal should call the students parents and tell them if their child doesn't start coming to they would expell them. I also think they should make school more fun.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:29 pm |
  390. sam

    GIVE US RECESS!!! we are stuck inside for seven hours... do you blame kids?!

    August 30, 2012 at 10:33 pm |
  391. John

    Our school has late starts on Wednesday. It allows students to sleep in for a hour. It is a nice reminder to say that you are half the way through the week.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:07 pm |
  392. Drew

    I think they need to make the kids think that there is a purpose to go to school.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:29 pm |
  393. Danielle

    I think kids skip school because they don't always understand what is being taught and they don't always get treated well. Sometimes no one talks to them or seems to care about them . I think we should make learning fun and easy and give more family time and very little homework. I also think everyone should be shown they are cared about.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:33 pm |
  394. Silvanna

    Make school more interesting for them and make them feel welcome

    August 30, 2012 at 11:50 pm |
  395. Preston

    i think students should learn the consequence of skipping school and that teachers should try to connect to students that skip and push and encourage them to do their very best.

    August 31, 2012 at 12:07 am |
  396. Hyun

    Students who don't get enough care from home and school are more likely to skip classes than others because nobody really cares about them. Parents and teachers should pay more attention to making sure that the kids go to school every day. Some parents might just neglect their parental responsibilities and not care about their children's attendence at school at all. In that case, teachers should prevent it by letting them know the importance of school and making sure they are informed about their children's school attendance every time.

    August 31, 2012 at 12:20 am |
  397. Annabell

    I think that the head principle should post papers in the bulleten board and let the students write what class they will take and also the date. In that way, the teachers should read and make a attendence note so that he or she could check it. If this is not available, they have to just tell the importance in school, I mean you know the angry voice of the principle!!!

    August 31, 2012 at 6:09 am |
  398. Tyler

    I think schools should have more recess especially us sports players we like to be active and moving

    August 31, 2012 at 7:49 am |
  399. Jacob

    I think that it is pointless. you cant live in the world that we live in without an education. If you skip school you are just throwing away your future. To make school more fun they could do more hands on activities instead of sitting at your desk listening to a teacher.

    August 31, 2012 at 8:04 am |
  400. Ally

    I think people skip school because they think school isn't important. One way that we could try to make that stop is, to see what they are really interested in. If they like Greek culture then try to put them in a class that teaches more of that.

    August 31, 2012 at 8:24 am |
  401. Yuan

    I think skipping school is a bad thing ,starting from middle school.You'll miss lots of classes and homework. The worst is the grades. You'll probably get an extremely low grade. Missing the first day of school is the worst.You wouldn't know where and when your classes are. You would be going around getting lost and confused. So I think skipping school is bad.

    August 31, 2012 at 9:43 am |
  402. Cade

    I believe that if a student has an unexcused absence, there should be a punishment. Kids shouldn't be rewarded for coming to school, it is our duty to get an education.

    August 31, 2012 at 10:24 am |
  403. Garrett

    I would tell them that they need an education to make it in this world so they need to stop skipping.

    August 31, 2012 at 10:25 am |
  404. rennick

    i would stop them from skipping by telling them that you wont have friends if you skip. also ur grades with drop and you wont be able to get a good job.

    August 31, 2012 at 10:26 am |
  405. Gary

    I think the School office should call the parents beacuse the kids have no reason unless sick or something like that, anything else is that a person should never miss school.

    August 31, 2012 at 10:26 am |
  406. matthew

    i think u shouldnt skip school. i dont like school. but i wouldnt skip because if u skip to many times u missss that day and u would fail and have to be in it more.

    August 31, 2012 at 10:28 am |
  407. Israel

    I think some people skip class because they aren't mature enough to know the full value of their education. Sitting down skippers and helping them realize the full value of their education would help them not skip.

    August 31, 2012 at 10:29 am |
  408. Sarah

    I think that its dumb to skip school. What else are you going to do that day when your not at school, watch tv. I think that would get boring after awhile. Plus your not helping yourself at all by skipping school. Skipping school isnt going to make you look cool, it makes you look dumb!!!

    August 31, 2012 at 10:29 am |
  409. jathan

    i think probably one of the only ways you can get somebody to stop skipping is to tell them that they made it this far, why not go the rest of the way, or telling them they probably wont make it far at all in life but that can lead to sadness

    August 31, 2012 at 10:30 am |
  410. saige

    A good way to stop kids from skipping school is to tell that when there not at school they are not learning and you need to learn so you can grow up to have a good education

    August 31, 2012 at 10:30 am |
  411. Lance

    You shouldn't skip school.... PERIOD

    August 31, 2012 at 10:31 am |
  412. Lizzy

    i think they should pretty much call there parents and have them talk straight and say your going to break, the law and if you start out like this you'll end up in Prison or jail so PLEASE DON'T SKIP SCHOOL!!!! and then you'll get your dream career!!

    August 31, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
  413. Gwen

    STOP IT"S POINTLESS DO YOU REALLY HAVE NOTHING TO DO! you need to gradaute get a job and f if they see you skip school they decline you! trust me don't 😥

    August 31, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
  414. Kaleb

    I think the reason kids are skipping school is because teachers arent making school fun as it should be.

    August 31, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
  415. garrett

    i think kids that skip do not realy want to sucseed in ther life so they will proboly not graduate and not get good jobs

    August 31, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
  416. Keelan

    I think you'd have to pull these kids aside and see whats bothering them.See if you could help them out in any way. Weather if thats making class more funny or if they wanted to earn something.

    August 31, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
  417. Hallie

    The reason students skip school is because they think that breaking the rules is a way to fit in and be cool. The only way I believe their is to stop this would be to let them know the cause and effect of it. Skipping school is causing you to loose that day's education, getting in trouble and it's hurting nobody but yourself. If there your friend you can convince them to do right and let them know that what there doing isn't cool.

    August 31, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
  418. Sierraaaaa.

    i think poeple skip school because it is boring and we barely have time for fun i think we should only have shcool 4 days a week not 5. then people wouldnt skip school so much.

    August 31, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
  419. Layton

    I would try to convince them to stay in school and show thewm how important education is.

    August 31, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
  420. taylor

    I think parents need to tell thiere kids right from wrong.And you should not skip school you need an edgucation

    August 31, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
  421. Jason

    My opinion is that school is important, but I don't believe children are being taught correctly, causing them to lose focus and stop caring about school. In my opinion, as a 14 year old grade 8 student, schools teach us using a 'read and remember' technique. Except for maybe math, most subjects are taught by reading a book and remembering key points, but some people simply don't have the attention span or the interest to listen to what is basically a lecture. So, to fix the issue of skipping school, i believe that we should make school a bit more interesting, and more hands-on in terms of learning.

    August 31, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  422. Doyoung

    Skipping school will give them plenty of "pleasure" in their childhood...Maybe for 12 years at most. But why ruin your 60 or more years of life to have some pleasure for not going to school, getting a job, and feeding your family?

    August 31, 2012 at 5:18 pm |
  423. Makayla

    I think kids shouldn't skip school unless they have a good reason to or if they have permission. It's not safe to skip school because no one will know where you are. They could think you got kidnapped or got lost for some weird reason.
    Everyone should stop skipping school so they could get good education, get a good job when they grow up, get good money from their job, and pay for their family's needs (for example, toilet paper, food, water, books, and a roof over their head).

    August 31, 2012 at 6:13 pm |
  424. Tara

    II think it is wrong to skip school

    August 31, 2012 at 6:39 pm |
  425. Okorie

    i think school can be a little more interesting than kids might have less reason to skip

    August 31, 2012 at 6:49 pm |
  426. junior

    why do students want to skip school for.In school we can learn new thing about our future and how we can conserve this world , so if students don't go to school they will not be successful in their lives.

    August 31, 2012 at 7:24 pm |
  427. Jonathan

    if you skip school you wont learn new thing fail a quiz and may not go up a grade it will make yours deams go away unless to do go to school if you want to grow up and be something that makes alot of money stay in school thats what ill say

    August 31, 2012 at 8:30 pm |
  428. Jonathan

    but also some kids may or may not want to go to school due bullying or anything like that

    August 31, 2012 at 8:31 pm |
  429. Katie

    I think that skipping school is bad. One way you can convince someone not to skip school is by telling them that in school you get to have fun and if you don't go to school and can't study to get good grades and therefore you can not do sports so kids should just go to school it is a great experience.😄

    August 31, 2012 at 8:47 pm |
  430. Jackson

    Skipping school is immature and not right. If you want to succeed in your future, being in school every day is your ticket to college and a good job later on in your life. Being in school every day helps you build a good foundation to learn more.

    August 31, 2012 at 11:44 pm |
  431. Arturo

    People have been skipping schools forever. I mean its what the youngster like doing on certain days or just whenever. There so many kids who don't care and even the parents as well. Its sad to see that happen. But I think we should call the family and talk what happen that day. So many kids are wasting their education. Or have a talk with the student or students. Its really up to the school or the teachers. How far they would take it.

    August 31, 2012 at 11:58 pm |
  432. Isabel

    Bullying is one of the reasons students don't want to come to school. I think we should all try to make a better school, and make it fun !!!

    September 1, 2012 at 12:49 am |
  433. Yuta

    I'm Japanese. I think that school should cooperate with community and house.
    and citizens also should face this problem together.
    In Japan, students rarely absent the class because they are scared for around people may be angry if less than high school. (university or college students often tend to absent in Japan.)
    Anyway, It is not teacher's fault. but it may concern in the point of foundation of education.
    It means student's motivation to study is declining..
    We all of countries should model other country's remedy such as Finland.
    It is big scale problem. but we have to do it, I think.

    September 1, 2012 at 11:07 am |
  434. Christina

    i am Christina i think that there are meny kids who skip school for many reasons one of the important reasons is because of the teachers. this is because many teachers pick out favorites and the kids who aren't the favorites think that they aren't worse it.

    September 1, 2012 at 11:52 am |
  435. Grace

    I think that if someone skips school, maybe they think that school is boring or they don't like it, or maybe they think they don't fit in. Try talking to the kids that skip. Maybe you coud make school more fun for them.

    September 1, 2012 at 4:03 pm |
  436. oreo 1

    you are a some Carl azuz

    September 1, 2012 at 7:43 pm |
  437. Brit

    Skipping school is an opinionated choice. Some parents or students might not care if they need to serve detentions, while others believe that getting a detention is a huge deal. Also, some parents might give false excuses (e.i. sick when actually shopping). Different people will always have different opinions, but I think it is wrong.

    September 2, 2012 at 10:46 am |
  438. Jasmine

    If I had to encourage them or discourage them skipping school, I'll rather discourage them. I think it is student's job to go to school and learn with their friends and teachers. Also, if you go to school, you can learn lots of other things like cooperating with your team and stuff like that.

    September 2, 2012 at 7:25 pm |
  439. Ryan

    i think that if you made school more fun people would not skip school as much

    September 2, 2012 at 10:06 pm |
  440. Abbi

    I think that the school shold be more enforced on skipping rules. They should: 1. Call home 2. Write them up 3: then refer them to a judge. It is pointless to skip school for no reason. I would encourage them t not skip. Also, I would explain why it's pointless t skip. The education is being put on you to help you for the future, not to torture you. Believe me, I bet the teachers wouldn't be teaching that much, that many hours or that much curriculum if they didn't have to. They want to in order to help America. If you want a good job and a bright future, then don't make pointless actions.

    September 2, 2012 at 10:47 pm |
  441. kaylee

    i would tell them about the cosequenses of skipping school & that they are missing out on alot.

    September 3, 2012 at 1:36 am |
  442. Bo

    i think tht some way u could get kids to stop skipping school is to get a more consequences an some schools could enforce the way that u get puished from detentions to something tht would bother them like making them clean stuff instead of detentions and friday schools it would make them learn there lesson i think

    September 3, 2012 at 7:55 am |
  443. Macey!:)

    I think skipping school is not ok Its not ok because you are ruining your future. Kids should stay in school and learn to become succesful. In our current ecomony people need to get a good payment to make a living.I would encourage someone not to skip by explaining about what ther headed and not to rely on sports to keep you rich because not everyone becomes rich with sports.

    September 3, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
  444. Mahala

    I think why teens are skipping school is because its boreding to them , they just go to school learn stuff they have no interest in. The teachers should make it to were its more about the students more on the new ways of life dont bring the old day. Us teens need to inspired the young ones special the ones who are pre-teens . We need school for when we get older and get jobs , right now we just dont think what it can effect when we get older. Just get teachers make a little more on hands and interseting to teens and it may work ir not then you got to show them why its so important in life when we get older.

    September 3, 2012 at 6:24 pm |
  445. Paxton

    I think that when kids skip school they dont realize that thier dream job pry needs a school education. So if someone I knew was skipping school I would tell them that they should make a new dream because they are ruinning there current one. So I say skipping school is really really wrong, you cant get anywhere doing it. So stay in school my friends.

    September 3, 2012 at 6:44 pm |
  446. Clark

    I personally think that not attending school for no reason other than the fact that you don’t want to is a horrible excuse. Please don’t think that I am one of those kids who simply adores school (no offence to those who do) but I think that if students want to skip school then they should just drop out, and if there state or district does not allow students to drop out until a certain age or not at all, then they’ll just have to suck it up and deal with it. It’s not like we’re getting tortured at school so I can’t see any good reason for skipping. Yes, some people skip because of bullying but if you’re getting bullied, tell someone! If you don’t then it’s not really anyone’s fault other than your own if you skip school. If I knew someone who skipped I’d tell them nothing in nothing out, if you don’t come to school than you will probably get held back or flunk out and lead an unsuccessful life, if you don’t put in any effort than you won’t accomplish anything. I don’t think you should offer a reward for coming to school, if you don’t you’ll suffer the consequences of an unsuccessful life. I hope this convinces someone to not skip school.

    September 3, 2012 at 7:59 pm |
  447. Mahala

    I think the reason why teens are skipping school is because its boreding , they show up learn stuff that dont interest them . The teachers need to make it more fresh more out there that the teens will understand will feel more on hands like they can do it , show them they can do any thing they want . Most teens dont understand how it will effect in the furture when they grow up. We need to show them that they inspiring young ones especial the pre-teens . Show them whatever they set there minds to they can do it no matter what !!! Lets just show them who they are inspiring , who they are effecting when they dont go to school , show them there furture without education where it will put them in live.

    September 3, 2012 at 8:29 pm |
  448. Josh

    I think many students skip school because they don't think it's important to learn all of the subjects or may not want to apply themselves. If they want less people to skip school, they could create a various amount of activities that students enjoy, so they could have things to look forward to in school.

    September 3, 2012 at 8:45 pm |
  449. Hannah

    I don't think skipping school is okay because you should tell them that if you skip school you might be in a bad part of a crowd in school, and you might be a trouble-maker throughout your life. It might end up on your permanent record and you will not get in to a good college and might even go to jail when your older. You won't have any friends because you won't know anything and you won't know what your friends or other people are talking about so that's why you should not ever skip school.

    September 3, 2012 at 8:56 pm |
  450. Mahala

    I think teens are skipping school because its boreding , they go to school and learn about stuff that dont interest them. The teachers need to make it were the students feel more hands on , like they can do it show them whatever they set there mines to they can do it no matter what. Teens inspire young ones especialy pre-teens , lets show teenagers why the showed go to school everyday , how it could effect there furture when they grow up have kids , the enviroment they live in . We need education to get us in life. Show them how much it means to family,friends,and people around us.

    September 3, 2012 at 9:20 pm |
  451. Joshua

    I feel that the reason students are skipping is because they don't want to follow the rules; they like to break the rules, maybe to impress friends or to show people they don't care about following orders. We could decrease the number of students skipping by calling their parents if they don't have an excused absence to find out why they are not at school.

    September 3, 2012 at 9:26 pm |
  452. Devan

    Skipping school is really bad you get less education out of school than in school

    September 4, 2012 at 3:09 am |
  453. Chase

    I think teachers should reward the students if they come to school, but if they don't they get detention. Although this is strict, students need to learn that it is important to go to school.

    September 4, 2012 at 5:16 am |
  454. aditya

    i think that parents should get a call when their kid is absent so they know what their kid is up to as well as take some action against them at school and have a pizza part or some kind of function to which only kids with no absence or only a limited amount of excused absences

    September 4, 2012 at 9:41 am |
  455. Veronica

    By telling them if they want to have a good life with a good job and/or family, then they would have to get their educations and be able to know what you need to know for whatever you want to be! 😉

    September 4, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
  456. Nathan

    You could tell them the fun thing about school and you could tell them about how they could get a good job

    September 4, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
  457. Carlos

    If someone i knew wanted to skip school, I would tell them to think about their future without going to school. They would miss a good job, have little or no expirence, and a hard time trying to have a good life.

    September 4, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  458. Kate

    In my opinion, skipping school isn't a very good thing to do, it can lead into bad habits and you wont be able to get a good education. You wont be able to go to a collage you really want to go to or get a fun job. Like i said before it will lead to bad habits, like skipping school daily. It may seem cool, but its not. you would regret it in the long run... big time.

    September 4, 2012 at 3:33 pm |