Impact of Truancy
Truancy negatively impacts students in several ways. Students who are truant are more likely to fall behind academically, drop out of school, use drugs and alcohol, and be involved with the criminal justice system. This chapter begins by examining school discipline in relation to truancy and school dropout. In discussing school discipline, it looks at the unequal application of discipline in schools, and existing racial disparities in school discipline. In addition, it explores the ways truancy impacts individual students, the school system, and society. All three of these levels pay a high price for truancy.
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