Congressional Edition Volume 5683

Congressional Edition Volume 5683

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...solely. EDUCATIONAL CONDITIONS. Well-regulated public schools with courses of instruction through the eighth grade are available to all. The schools are graded and are open at least six months in every year, with an average term of seven or eight months. Each township has a high school which can be reached by all patrons and which is free to the residents of the township. The parochial school in Otis has an attendance of 75 to 100 students, Polish children of the first and second generation belonging to this settlement. The school is in charge of the priest, and there are four teachers. The course of instruction extends through the eighth grade and corresponds to that of the public schools of the State. All subjects are taught in English except Polish history and the Polish language. There has never been a parochial school in the Rolling Prairie settlement. The settlement has no resident priest, the church there being served by the priest of the New Carlisle colony. The children are sent to school regularly, and their progress is usually as satisfactory as that of the children of American-born parents. At Otis not all the Polish children are sent to the parochial school. Some parents send them from one to two years to the parochial school and after that to the public schools. Public-school attendance by the Poles has been increasing within recent years, and interest in the public schools has grown greatly. POLITICAL CONDITIONS. Nearly all the Poles in the localities under discussion are voters, which means that they have at least first papers. The laws of Indiana permit any man of alien birth who has his first papers and has lived in the United States one year to vote, provided he has complied with all other requirements. A great many more

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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236843606
  • 9781236843609