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trooh uhnt

  • n  one who is absent from school without permission
  • n  someone who shirks duty
  • s  absent without permission
    truant schoolboys

  • Though he is a teacher at heart, Don Herbert hates the dry stuffiness of a classroom as much as any truant schoolboy.
  • The truant officer busily seizes the occasion for renewed efforts to send Star to an asylum.
  • After 30 years as a truant officer in Detroit, Jacqueline Kahn is a cardiac nurse.
News & Articles

  • Parents File Suit Over “Inconsistent” Penalties For Truant Students
    Cruel and unusual. That's how a group of parents is describing the punishment for truant students at several Dallas-area schools, and they’ve filed a lawsuit to stop it.
    June 12, 2013 - CBS Dallas - Fort Worth
  • Readers Feel...
    A Dallas County court is charging truant students and their parents millions in fines, handcuffing students in their classrooms and infringing on youths' constitutional rights, according to a complaint that advocates are filing Wednesday with the U.S. Department of Justice.
    June 12, 2013 - KAMR Amarillo
  • Exposed educator anguish
    She claims she was only helping a truant student, unaware he was helping himself to her phone — and images of her most intimate moments.Now Sheila De La Cruz faces a teacher’s worst nightmare — the loss of her privacy, her job and the love of her life. De La...
    June 9, 2013 - New York Post

  • Michael Howard in
    Mr Howard told MPs: "Hard-working families are paying the equivalent of £5,000 a year more in tax. But what have they got to show for it? A million patients still on NHS waiting lists, a million children playing truant from school and a million...
  • Mayor Gavin Newsom in San Francisco Chronicle
    In announcing an anti-truancy campaign last fall, Newsom said that "truant individuals disproportionately engage in the kinds of criminal activities and social activities that are becoming a real problem in San Francisco."
  • Mahmoud Abbas in International Herald Tribune
    The rupee played truant and there was a significant hedging impact. Looking ahead, we can foresee new opportunities that will help us grow our business. Already, there are enough clients to suggest that our services will be a significant part of... S Ramadorai Economic Times Oct 22, 2008 102273 135724 truce The truce project means all acts by all parties stop, the Palestinians first and the Israelis, so we can move after to the West Bank," Abbas said. "Israel......can do what it wants, whenever it wants but we say we should do our duties and...

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