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I am replying to English Tutor's comment, " It's nuts for parents to regularly pull their kids out of school for 1-2 months to go back to Mexico to visit relatives." While some of my Hispanic and ELL students go to Mexico to visit relatives for a couple weeks, an equal number of my high SES students vacation in Hawaii for the same length of time. After much thought, I finally decided that family values are important to our society, and giving them an excused absence (number of days gone + 1) is fair. When this is multiplied by the number of classes these students take, it presents a considerable and unfortunate hardship.
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