Real Life Issues
School Attendance Laws
Truancy is a child's willful absence without lawful excuse from one or more class periods on seven different school days. This applies to Jeanette and the others except they couldn't get to school because of other reasons like there parents. They mostly had to take care of their basic needs wich comes before school.
This applies to Rex and Rose Mary because they don't follow any laws or live by any standard rules. They don't care that they are homeless or that most of the things that they do are illegal like taking someone out of the hospital without checking out.