Going to school bored Rudy Barraza, an 18-year-old North Dallas High School junior. So rather than suffer large classes and harried, aloof teachers, he brainstormed a shrewd way to spend weekdays with friends at home, the mall or the park. In the morning, he said goodbye to his work-bound parents and left as if headed to school. Unbeknownst to them, he never arrived there. "They figured I was going to school because I caught the bus," recalls Rudy, who lives near Love Field. "I went a stop... More >>>
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At North Dallas High School¬ís Reconnection Center, some dropouts get back on track. Here, center director Tom Taylor checks the progress of one-time hooky specialist Rudy Barraza.