Truancy is intentional, unjustified, unauthorized, or illegal absence from compulsory education. Its absence is caused by students of their own free will and does not apply to excused absences. In the U.S. truancy laws are regulated by local school districts and vary widely across the United States. Penalties include fines or jail time for parents or children. In 2019 Presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Beto O’Rourke introduced plans that would require the government to decriminalize truancy at the federal level.
This would be a very situation based cause; if anything, the parent/guardian shouldn't be automatically criminalized, there should be an investigation of sorts to find the real reason for student absence over long periods of time.
Yes, but the motivation behind truancy should be considered; if truancy is due to simply not wanting to go AND the student cannot perform to the level expected of them at that age, there should be an investigation as to why. Students who can prove they are proficient in their education for their age should be given opportunities for additional learning (potentially tailored to their interest) so they are not bored, but also still learning.
No, it is their choice not wanting to be educated.
This needs to be a case by case issue. Example an autistic child who has sleep disruption is up all night through no fault of anyone but his autism but crashes before the bus arrives and sleeps all day regardless of medical intervention. Parents shouldn't be penalized for something like this
Depending on the reason. Some people have to work to support their families. As an autistic individual who was tortured at school with no help from the administration, I skipped school so much my teachers didn't know if I was alive. I still excelled and made amazing grades. So we need to look at each case separately.
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