Truancy is the act, for a pupil, of being absent in classes without permission. And
nowadays, play truant from school is a current problem in our society. As a matter of fact, the
number ofchildren playing truancy is growing since several years, especially in England,
despite the English government established strict laws against the truancy at school.
Is it a good idea to prosecuteparents whose children play truant from school? Would it be
better to prosecute the pupils who don’t go in classes? What other solutions are there to fight
On the one hand, inEngland, parents who children playing truant can have problems
with the justice. In fact parents who allow their children to miss school are able to pay fines
from 50 to 2500 £. Moreover, for somecases, parents can go to prison for a period of three
months. In my opinion, these measures are too much drastic. I think if a child doesn’t want to
go to school, he doesn’t care aboutprosecutions that his parents suffer. Furthermore, children
don’t necessarily obey to their parents. In addition, we know that teenage truancy rises despite
the drastic laws established. Consequently, wecan ask us if prosecuting parents is unjust. I
think it would be better to prosecute children who miss classes because after they will learn
the lesson and maybe they will not do it again. Ithink it’s a way to affect them personally.
On the other hand, I think there are others ways to fight against truancy. Actually,
instead of prosecute parents, children every time they miss classes,can do community service
into the school where they study. Moreover, most of pupils playing truancy don’t go in
classes because they don’t like what they do in classes. Maybe they can dosomething else
which they like doing? Thus, in this way they will be more enthusiastic and motivated than
before. So they will go to school and will not play truancy. To finish, I have an other...
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