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Truancy is a bigger factor in knife crime than exclusion, warns Education Secretary

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Truancy is a bigger factor in knife crime than exclusion, warns Education Secretary

The Telegraph - By Charles Hymas

Truancy, not exclusion, is a key reason for rising knife crime, says the Education Secretary, as he admitted efforts to reduce the number of pupils’ persistently absent from school have stalled. Damian Hinds challenged those such as London mayor Sadiq Khan who have claimed the rise in exclusions is …

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