Truancy has no single cure. Students skip school because of illness, to work, to care for younger siblings or infirm grandparents, because they have become disaffected or for more nefarious reasons — drugs and other criminal conduct.Dear Harry and Kim,
-Harold O. Levy and Kimberly Henry in the Times Week in Review
Students skip school because American public education is boring, creepily nationalistic, inherently totalitarian, and indoors.