Radio Sweden: Despite compulsory schooling, thousands of children staying at home


All children in Sweden are supposed to go to school but many don’t; recent reports suggest 5,500 students don’t show up to school.

Though there are no official statistics on just how many children are absent from school for long periods of time.  And the so-called home-sitters are getting younger, some are as young as seven years old.

Who’s to blame for these kids missing out on school? Listen in to hear the politician in charge of the education system, the teacher who is trying to fix the problem and the principal who employs robots to get her home-sitters back to school