Wow. Just read this thread.
Judges should judge and excercise good JUDGEMENT while doing so.
If there are any educators on here, I have a question for you.
If this girl had come to you for counselling/advise, how would you have advised her?
Apply to the government (state or federal) for financial asistance, thus allowing the need for two jobs to disappear, and thus allowing pristine classroom attendance. Would that be the advice of educators on here?