Truancy- big idea
Reducing the number of truant children and adolescents can be a first step to keeping these kids away from a lifetime of unemployment, crime, and incarceration. This statement holds its premise in that truancy is associated with poor grades leading to truants failing to secure college places and consequently failing to get any form of employment.
Truancy according to Huizinga and Jacob-Chien (1998) is a student being absent from school three or more days without a legitimate and reasonable excuse. This is in a five day school week. Reduced consistency of attending classes often leads to most truants getting