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Synonyms for truant

play truant

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to fail to attend on purpose

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one who is absent from school without permission

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someone who shirks duty

absent without permission

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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.
A last-minute attempt to raise the age at which offenders automatically enter the adult legal system from 17 to 18 failed, but a bill ending the state's practice of forcing truant students into the adult court system to face possible jail time for skipping school appears headed to Gov.
In recent years, new assertions have been made that most truants aren't social deviants; rather, they're students who become truant as a rational decision.
Issues of the truants were settled and they were able to go back to their normal life.
Proposing a different approach, Plaid Cymru Shadow Education Minister Simon Thomas said the Welsh Government's policy to penalise parents of pupils who play truant should be scrutinised.
In the autumn term 2011 and spring term 2012 there were 906 persistent truants in primary schools in Coventry and 1,517 in secondary schools.
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Parents are not necessarily at fault if their child plays truant and threatening them with legal action is not going to achieve anything, a new study has found.
As our page 13 story reveals, more than one in 10 Liverpool children were persistant truants in Autumn 2010 and Spring this year.
HUNDREDS of primary school pupils are playing truant inCardiff eachday,alarming new figures reveal today.
The title of Gene Jarrett's Deans and Truants: Race and Realism in African American Literature reveals the potentially destructive binary that is the focus of his study.
It's wrong that truants are being rewarded while kids who want to learn are losing out.
The 2002 MORI Youth Justice survey showed that those who play truant are more likely to offend than those that do not, with two-thirds (65%) of truants having offended compared to less than a third (30%) of those who have not played truant.
The 2002 Mori Youth Justice survey showed those who play truant are more likely to offend than those that do not, with two-thirds (65%) of truants having offended compared to less than a third (30%) of those who have not played truant.
ALAN Strachan counsels persistent truants through his work with Connexions, the Government's support service for 13 to 19 year olds.
ON WATCH: Police and council officials are speaking to suspected truants