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How far has the school system advanced in the last century Some would say not far I feel differently In my opinion schools have advanced from cesspits of enforced obedience to happy environments where learning is looked forward to instead of required What has brought this about Some would say technology some say teaching techniques have advanced However there is proof that truancy has been the key to advancing education during the last century Truancy is increasing in all areas of school from grade school to college When asked about his view on truancy Chuck Selina current principle of Colville Highschool replied I think its great I encourage kids to start young People are seeing the benefits of skipping school in all walks of life In a recent Newsweek polls showed that as attendance went down GPAs went up Even college students have begun to chronically miss class Berkley College is a perfect example of how truancy is helping the younger generations In the April 99 issue of the student newspaper at Berkley college it showed that attendance is at an all-time low while keggers and school spirit are on the rise Here is part of an article from the afore-mentioned newspaperOn campus at Berkley a small group of students from Cappa-cappa-pepy spoke out against a pro-truancy march currently underway Angry marchers immediately pelted the protesters with books garbage and a variety of fruits and vegetables all produce was donated by the school cafeteria for just such a purpose The offending Cappa-cappa-pepys were promptly removed from the campus by security and told not to return Cappa-cappa-pepy denied all responsibility for the students actions This shows that truancy has the support of students and faculty at Berkley This attitude is common to most colleges around the countryTeenagers are also showing their support for the recent rise in truancy During a recent survey conducted by Teen Magazine 17 of students were against the thought of
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