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This Father's Response To School About Kids' Absence Is The Best Reply Ever

This month, Mike Rossi, a Philadelphia father, pulled his two kids out of school for a couple days so they could watch him run the Boston Marathon.

The school had different thoughts though. They called it an "inexcusable absence," apparently thinking that they get to have the final say in family vacations. Above is picture of the letter they received.

Naturally, Mike had some things to say. This was his response:

Dear Madam Principal,

While I appreciate your concern for our children's education, I can promise you they learned as much in the five days we were in Boston as they would in an entire year in school.

Our children had a once-in-a-lifetime experience, one that can't be duplicated in a classroom or read in a book.

In the 3 days of school they missed (which consisted of standardized testing that they could take any time) they learned about dedication, commitment, love, perseverance, overcoming adversity, civic pride, patriotism, American history culinary arts and physical education.

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