I know an 18 year old girl who has not completed a single year of high school. She was enrolled for the first three years and always just stopped attending, resulting in a failure to that grade. She is a foster child and has been since age 15. Doesn't the state OWE it to the child to ensure an education? She is not developmentally delayed and is actually quite bright. I am just wondering is it legal for the foster family to have just let her not go to school and is the state liable for this? If kids are truant they and their parents are punished, but what about this situation? She did not get her GED either and has not enrolled in ANY form of education.