Canberra school attendance rate hides inequitable system

By Emily Baker
Updated April 24 2018 - 9:58pm, first published November 26 2017 - 6:06pm

Jaymie Wood admits it got to her. The name-calling. The nasty looks. She used to sit in her school's sandpit and cry, or feign illness in the sick bay. Sometimes she'd run home. In the end, she felt it was easiest to stop going to school.

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