I think the key here (and Aliceacc mentioned this) is that it would work for SOME schools. I can tell you that it worked for my school district and neighboring school districts around me also adopted the policy. In my district the drop out rate did not increase, we did not have the consequences that people have mentioned. I don't know what type of school Cassie is in...so it is possible that it would work in her school as well. I understand that in all schools it would not work, but it has the potential to be successful and save schools money.