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.
Whitmire wants to know if judges are offering enrollment in the program to truant
students as an alternative to fines and jail sentences for skipping school so often that their cases have been referred to the adult court system.
Research shows that 62% to 71% of students are truant
at some point in their lives.
children often come from poorer backgrounds, and fining these parents would just be a penalty on vulnerable people.
Children from 'good homes' are just as likely as those from troubled homes to display truant
behavior and miss school, the report said.
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.
And South Wales Police officers working with welfare officials said they were shocked to hear from 11 children who said their parents allowed them to truant
as a Christmas treat.
The rate in the city's primary schools is roughly equivalent to one child in every class of 30 playing truant
for half the school year - about 500 pupils a day.
Reassure him by letting him know that problems only get worse if you avoid them and it is not good to truant
Chapters five and six focus on the Chicago Renaissance with Richard Wright cast as dean and Frank Yerby as truant
He and his chums were told that if they' actually played truant
, they would have been belted every day for a month.
IN DALLAS, TEXAS, a private investor has sponsored a pilot program that requires chronically truant
high school students, selected by a judge, to wear a GPS monitor.
State law defines a truant
as a student who misses more than 30 minutes of instruction without an excuse three times during the school year.
The Department for Children, Schools and Families yesterday released figures for the number of primary and secondary school sessions - half days - missed in the 2007 autumn term either through pupils playing truant
or with an authorised absence.
He said: "Young people truant
due to bullying, depression or a feeling that academic life isn't for them.