cut class

cut class

 and cut school
to skip a school class or a day of school without an excuse. As a joke, one day all the students cut their math class and went to lunch. Jane was grounded after she cut school last Friday.
See also: class, cut

cut class

Absent oneself from a class or other, usually mandatory event, as in If he cuts one more class he'll fail the course. [Late 1700s]
See also: class, cut
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YOU are appalled over the shortage of 5,000 teachers and the Tories' broken promise to cut class sizes.
Reaching an agreement to increments and to cut class sizes for students in primary grades, the Bellflower school board has accepted a new deal with the teachers union.
The ministry yesterday issued warning letters to parents after it found that 134 students have cut class in the last two weeks.
THE SNP government sparked fury yesterday when they claimed they had "exceeded" their target to cut class sizes.
Putting "fairness" at the centre of their agenda, the Lib Dems also pledged to cut class sizes in schools; introduce a Au2 billion banking levy to pay for the bailout; lower the voting age to 16; and set a course for 100% of electricity generation from renewable sources by 2050.
The Government's 1997 promise to cut class sizes below 30 for the city's five, six and seven-year-olds is a positive step in the drive to raise educational standards.
Promises to cut class sizes and put an extra 1000 police officers on the street turned out to be pie in the sky.
We will cut class sizes in Scotland's schools to make this happen.
The rest is likely to go to schools struggling to cut class sizes.
Fifty-three schools across the Los Angeles Unified School District cannot cut class sizes any further because officials say there is no more space.
She also claimed the coalition had abandoned promises to cut class sizes in secondary schools for first and second year English and maths.
The cash will be used to slash operation waiting lists, cut class sizes and modernise schools.
Now all we need is a spokesman to remind kids not to cut class and go walking in a flood-control channel during a heavy rainstorm.
It came as his plans to cut class sizes from 25 to 18 in primary schools also ran into trouble, as councils warned they did not have the cash to do it.
He should be able to go further and cut class sizes for ALL primary schoolkids - not just five to seven-year-olds.