Facing the Twentieth Century; Our Country, Its Power and Peril Volume 3

Facing the Twentieth Century; Our Country, Its Power and Peril Volume 3

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...of the rooms at all times other than during school hours, and the continuation of such lease beyond the period of emergency contemplated by the statute, was without legal authority on the part of the respondents. "I also decide that it is the duty of the respondents to require the teachers employed by them to discontinue the use in the public schoolroom of the distinguishing dress or garb of the religious order to which they belong." Various protests were made to the superintendent by members of the local board and others against this ruling, but he steadfastly adhered to it, and issued an order forbidding a renewal of the lease of the building and directing the discharge of all teachers who refused to discontinue wearing the objectionable garb. Finally, after much delay, and on the superintendent's threatening to withhold the city's apportionment of the State school funds, his order was complied with, the teachers were discharged, and the lease was not renewed. At the beginning of the school year for 1897, when contracts with teachers, janitors, etc., should have been renewed for the year as required by law, the local board, composed of two members of each of the two leading political parties (the Mayor being a fifth, but having no vote), was deadlocked, and in consequence no public school in that important city could be opened at the close of the summer vacation. After several fruitless efforts to compel the local board to perform its duties, the State Superintendent appointed a corps of qualified teachers, janitors, and employees, under the temporary superintendence of an oflicer of the State School Department, and shortly after October 1, the schools were opened and put in full operation. Two members of the...
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  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236886283
  • 9781236886286