"If they can't read and you're not giving them a type of trade or skill, and you're pushing them through the system, where will that leave them at once they graduate or get the certificate from the school, in life? Like how will they survive?"

_The student in focus said he missed 110 days of school his senior year out of 180 total days. When asked if he felt like he deserved to graduate, the student answered, "Not really."

He went on to state, "I understand what you're saying, but I'm actually happy. To be honest, I didn't think I was going to make it."_

You didn't make it.