Report of Brig. Gen. Geo. W. Davis, U. S. V., on Civil Affairs of Puerto Rico

Report of Brig. Gen. Geo. W. Davis, U. S. V., on Civil Affairs of Puerto Rico

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...act Doth as inspectors and as teachers. They have held teachers' meetings, giving English instruction to teachers, and have taught English classes in the public schools. The average number of schools in each district has been 35, but as they were widely scattered and separated by almost impassable country, tours of inspection have not been made, as a rule, oftener than once a month. Upon the resignation of General Eaton, the last of May, 1899, his assistant, Victor S. Clark, was placed at the head of the bureau as acting director of public instruction. Upon July 8, 1899, General Orders, No. 93, issued by command of Gen. George W. Davis, commanding, upon recommendation of the acting director of public instruction, created an insular board of education, of five members, who were to act in a general advisory and superintending capacity over the educational interests of the island, taking the place of the bureau of education, which thereupon ceased to exist. The president of the board acts as insular superintendent, and the officers of the board are the cashier and disbursing officer, under bond, who disburses the insular educational appropriations, and the secretary. Through the creation of this board the expense of educational administration was reduced to about one-third what it was under Spanish rule. The memlers and officers of the board are as follows: Victor S. Clark, president; George G. Groff, Jos6 Saldafia, Henry Huyke, R. H. Todd. Officers of the board.--Victor S. Clark, president and msular snperintendent; H. B. Wiborg, cashier and United States disbursing officer; Enrique Hernandez, secretary. Inspection is still in the hands of English supervisors. Their functions at present are as follows: (1) To visit each school of their...
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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236912721
  • 9781236912725