A child is absent in Kindergarten an excessive number of days in one month. When the home is called the student answers the phone because the mother is in bed; a letter is next sent home listing the data of the child's absences. The mother swears she will have the child in school "more." When the child is again absent and the home is called a boyfriend answers. The teacher questions what will be the history of this child if in Kindergarten she starts the habit of missing so many days. There is seemingly nothing that can be done to challenge the parent to greater accountability.