I have a student in Hawaii this week. Wouldn't have happened with my parents.
This school gives away a new vehicle for good attendance. Wish it would have happened at my school! No, I probably don't. I doubt it serves as a motivator as much as it does a reward, and a reward contingent on good fortune at that.
I like the remark from the person who described his parents' rule regarding missing school:
"My mom had the three-B rule: There'd better be blood, bone or barf, or I was going to school," (Associate Principal) Stafford said.
The 3-B rule. Gotta remember that one.