Truancy means “someone who stays away from business or duty, especially school.”
Truant in the education world is the legal term used to describe a student skipping school. It’s mostly a relic of the 19th century, when mandatory schooling was first introduced. My favorite part of the word is its origin: a vagrant or beggar.
It’s amazing to me that something so sought-after and readily acknowledged as a means of being successful in the future is shirked by so many students.
Most people blame the schools. Some blame the parents. Others the students.
I blame the socio-economic system and the mindset that created the term truant in the first place.