Study Links Truancy To Consumerism
Truancy is not a trend among poor or troubled children as
some might assume, but rather the direct result of students
acting as consumers of their education, according to a study
of high school students conducted by Bruce S. Cooper, Ph.D.,
and Rita Guare, Ph.D., of Fordham University's Graduate School
to Combat Truancy
Truancy is the first sign of trouble; the first indicator
that a young person is giving up and losing his or her way.
When young people start skipping school, they are telling
their parents, school officials and the community at large
that they are in trouble and need our help if they are to
keep moving forward in life...
Education through Truancy Reduction Strategy
Reducing Crime and Improving Education through a Comprehensive
Truancy Reduction Strategy is the eighth best practice strategy
investigated by the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission.
Provides an automated system for tracking down truant children
and informing parents. Truants are more likely to be out of
work, homeless and three times more likely to offend than
non-truants. Home Office Research found that 75% of boys and
50% of girls who truant just once a week have already committed
offences. Truancy has costly effects to the police, courts,
prisons and victims of crime.
Tracking - software for tracking attendance
Truancy Tracking is a software program designed for schools
to help save time by automating truancy procedures. The program
allows for entry of students' out of school activities and
other absences, lates, sign ins, sign outs and detentions.