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With all the hemming and hawing and handwringing about whether and how to reintroduce student fees, something has been lost on almost everyone but working lecturers: the woeful rates of student attendance. Absenteeism among students is absolutely endemic and, in my experience, the problem is getting worse. I suspect that, if the taxpayers knew what was going on, the pressure to re-introduce fees would grow.
They give a percentage of the final grade for attendance, for example. But that’s perverse: why should a student get actual credit for doing what should go without saying?