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Truancy is unexcused absence from compulsory schooling. Beyond the effect missed schooling may have on the student's academic record, chronic truancy can indicate problems with the student, the education system, or both. Truancy is commonly associated with other juvenile delinquency.


However, in addition to school-skipping students, there has been a small amount of radical support for truancy.


See also

  • US Dept. of Ed. (http://www.ed.gov/MailingLists/EDInfo/Archive/msg00140.html)

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The ennui seemed to have settled into his very bones.
He was often off sick or playing hooky and suffered from a kind of ennui, a mixture of listlessness and willful melancholy.
Yet if she felt anything it was ennui,.
Drudge Blog.com » 2005 » December - Covering Drudge Report, Matt Drudge, new media, news (1245 words)
Lance and I have both been playing hooky from the blog this week, with him on vacation and me trying to wrap up my book.
I should be able to resume normal operations during the holidays.
Apparently someone has posted a fake bio, allegedly as a prank, on a Nashville journalist with details of how he supposedly knew and was connected to the assassinations of JFK and RFK.
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