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Safety Valve: Letters from readers

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Absent with leave

Imagine a high school sport where the senior athletes miss at least half their classes for most of the season, not just for practices or games, but to try on uniforms, sit through photo sessions and visit boosters. Imagine, too, that the seniors are gone so often that they are far behind in their studies when they return, and even failing some of their classes, so they must scramble to bring up their grades before graduation.

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