A troubling lead from this morning's back-to-school report on KERA-FM (90.1): "About 30,000 students were no-shows in classrooms in the Dallas school district yesterday, the first day of the new school year." And one mother of an H. Grady Spruce High School junior told B.J. Austin that her daughter, who's supposed to attend Lincoln or James Madison high schools, won't be going to either: "She's dropping out." Dallas Independent School District officials, however, have a plan: knocking on doors. --Robert Wilonsky
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