The 8% Solution is a practical, common-sense guide offering long-term solutions to juvenile crime through a proven program. Written in narrative style with a liberal use of anecdotal incidents, this is an easy-to-read description of the law and details effective ways to correct the problem.
Chapter 4: School Failure: School's Out for Good… and That's Bad!
School Failure: School's Out for Good… and That's Bad!
We have established that 8% kids are multiproblem youth from multiproblem families. Hence, it is no wonder that with all the difficulties in their lives, many also struggle in school. It would be amazing if they did not. Not uncommonly, these kids skip classes, are frequently absent, or ditch school entirely. When they are in school, they are the ones acting up and starting trouble. They are also the kids who get suspended or expelled and fail multiple subjects. Often, school becomes just another failure in their lives.
Problem Indicator 1: Truancy
Attending school regularly and doing well in school has the same social implications for a kid as having ...