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truant

a person who is absent without leave, esp from school
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Truants need to know the buck will stop at their door, not their parents and before you ask why the parents should get off scot-free imagine life with a recalcitrant teenager who has been made to do something he or she doesn't want to do.
MORE than 1,700 parents in Merseyside have been fined or prosecuted in just two years, after their children played truant from school.
In Sefton, 2,000 primary school pupils out of 19,075 missed at least one half day last year' in Wirral, out of 22,823 students, 2,239 truanted' in Knowsley, 2,576 pupils out of 12,413 played truant and in St Helens 1,568 youngsters played truant out of a total of 13,107.
If students choose not to attend school, however, at what point are they found to be "truant"?
SCOTS pupils missed more than one million days of school playing truant last year.
Hundreds of pupils were truant for the equivalent of a whole term or more, according to the study conducted by the National Foundation for Educational Research.
PUPILS playing truant are going unchecked because inspectors are ABSENT.
A MIDLAND mum could become only the second parent in Britain to be jailed for allowing their child to play truant - after keeping her 13 year-old daughter off school for more than TWO years.
TONY Blair is thinking of taking child benefit cash from parents who let their kids play truant.
Seventy-seven percent of students truant from junior high school for a prolonged period went on to senior high school or jobs after graduating from junior high school, according to an education ministry survey released Friday.
It is thought 80,000 children a year play truant in Scotland.
To many, the word truancy conjures memories of stem-faced truant officers stalking hapless youngsters who skipped school to go fishing or to sneak into a neighborhood movie theater.