Date of Award

Summer 1945

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science




The term,"truancy", is interpreted in various ways. Julia Richman, District Superintendent of the Public Schools of New York in 1909, said, "The law in some states defines "truancy" as a failure to attend school, making no difference between the parents offense in keeping the child at home and the child's offense in remaining away from school without the parent's knowledge. It is this latter form which the school and the school alone must check." A. o. Neal, Superintendent of Schools, Franklin,Indiana, in the same year said, "Some Juvenile courts in Indiana have held that the truancy law means not only that the parent shall send the child to school, but that the child shall come provided with proper equipment and decently clothed and clean.

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