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truant

a person who is absent without leave, esp from school
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That's a lot for one book to hold, particularly in tight corners, but The Truants does its work successfully, with elegance and singing prose.
Mike Weir, the ChalleNGe Academy's director, said he has no idea how the judges present the program to the truants.
If teachers and administrators accept the traditional notion that truants are juvenile delinquents, then they're claiming that over 60% of students are juvenile delinquents.
Damascus, (SANA) -- More interior and military truants servicemenA'A'turned themselves inA'to the authorities in Damascus, Aleppo, Lattakia, Hama and al-Qunetira provinces to benefit from the amnesty.
PENALISING the parents of truants is not the way forward.
THE NUMBER of hard core truants in Coventry and Warwickshire schools is falling according to the latest figures.
Very often, persistent truants have parents who ensure they are up in the mornings, well fed for school and have nice clean and ironed uniforms," the Daily Express quoted Anastasia de Waal, chairwoman of the charity as saying.
Killers Robert Thompson and Jon Venables were regular, persistent truants, and should both have been at school when they abducted James from the Strand shopping centre in Bootle and killed him, in 1993.
What might he be doing to punish the parents of the truants who aren't on benefits or must we assume it's just the children of the poor who skip school?
Professor Ken Reid, who chaired an Assembly Government review into school attendance, said: "In South Wales we have third or furth generation truants.
As a means of theorizing African American literary history, Jarrett pairs his deans and truants against a long literary and social timeline: William Dean Howells and Paul Laurence Dunbar in the 1890s, Alain Locke and George S.
Instead of paying the truants, the authorities should be fining the parents.