Discussion Topic: Should Kids Miss School To Hunt?

_In October, Jeff Garcia took his fifth-grade son on an elk-hunting trip.
The annual trip had been planned well in advance and had been discussed with the child's teacher. Garcia had made a deal with his son that his grades had to be good, A's and B's only, and he had to complete all his school work. . . .

When October rolled around, each of Garcia’s terms had been met, and his son got to go hunting for a week up in the Sierra Madres . . . . But things weren’t as cheery when they returned.

 “When I got back, I had a little surprise from the school district,” Garcia said.

For each day missed, the school district had sent a letter home notifying the parents there had been an unexcused absence._

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