The caption reads: CITIZENS WILL NOT TOLERATE TRUANCY
The printed note reads: All efforts for years by the New York City school authorities could not reduce the average daily number of unexcused absences in a certain large school below about 25. Within two weeks after the organizing of their School Republic, the children themselves reduced it to an average of two.
This image appears in Red Man vol. 4, no. 2 (October 1911): 57.