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Since the Massachusetts Compulsory Education Law of 1642, the nature of the public secondary school student body has undergone .widespread changes. Public education has broadened its base to include all educable students of school age.

Attendance problems seemed to have increased with compulsory education. In the past, assumptions based upon limited observation have been drawn by educators concerning the individual students who constitute this attendance problem group. Since no specific study of attendance conditions existed for the Kern County Union High School District, this investigation has undertaken to meet that need.



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