Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
The schools realize that they have scarcely touched the problem of attendance due to the fact that the public is not willing to pay for more trained workers. However it is a serious problem and there are many causes underlying the difficulty. Since truancy is the first overt act in violation of the law and irregular attendance is expensive to the system as well as to the children, conditions should be improved as soon as possible and the causes eliminated in so far as it is feasible. A study of conditions is important and urgent.
Martin, Carrie B., "Causes of Irregular Attendance and Truancy in the Indianapolis Public Schools" (1935). Graduate Thesis Collection. Paper 217.