Coun Edith Battye said: "No-one wants the embarrassment of having their name in the paper, and the neighbours talking about them, for letting their child play truant
The figures also show that girls have a higher rate of overall absenteeism, but boys play truant
A SHOCKING number of children who play truant
or are expelled from school for persistent bad behaviour become involved in serious crime, latest Government figures reveal.
Each year at least one million children - 15 per cent of all pupils - play truant
CHILDREN at primary school who play truant
face a crackdown.
HOW I applaud the decision to fine parents whose children persistently play truant
from school (`Truants parents hit by fines',ECHO,June 17).
THE national head teachers' union today warned pupils that they could face suspension if they play truant
to take part in anti-Bush demonstrations.
He accused the Labour Government of being obsessed with higher education and that children who were bored with the academic emphasis of the classroom were more likely to play truant
and subsequently fall foul of the law.
FINALLY parents are being brought to book for allowing their children to play truant
PATRICIA Amos claims she is being `made a scapegoat'for all mother's whose children play truant
,having been sent to prison for 28 days by magistrates in Oxfordshire.
PARENTS of children who play truant
could face on-the-spot fines of up to pounds 100 under new plans.
I do not condone those young people - thankfully a tiny minority - who play truant
to attend marches.'
One of the ideas is to allow head teachers to impose on-the-spot fines for parents whose children persistently play truant
Birmingham and Sandwell are among eight areas targeted by the Government for new fast-track prosecution of parents who repeatedly allow their children to play truant
Now the council has launched a project to try to convince the youngsters not to play truant
by raising awareness of the effects it has.