SPRINGFIELD, MO (11/20/17) - Let me set the scene for you. I was given a character, an 11-year-old girl whose mother is unable to help with my homework. My school calls my house, often, asking why I’m not there. After this happens several times, the school invites my mother to meetings. But she never shows. Eventually, a group of adults come to my house and tell me to pack my belongings. A number of children in Greene County go through this every day.