Education

Schools were quickly organized in the concentration camps, but they suffered from crude facilities and lack of teaching materials. Instruction was given for nursery through high school, and adult education was offered. Trained teachers were in short supply, however, and uncertified Japanese Americans with college degrees often filled in. The War Relocation Authority (WRA) deliberately emphasized Americanization in the education program. Some found it painfully ironic to watch incarcerated youth recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

Education (774)

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Stafford Press, December 1943 (ddr-densho-156-429)
doc Stafford Press, December 1943 (ddr-densho-156-429)
Publication of the Sixth Grade, Stafford School, Minidoka concentration camp.
Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-37)
doc Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-37)
Excerpt: "The first and most important reason for writing is to tip you off that if you receive a call from Father Daisuke Kitagawa, I have sent him." Sent from Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-55)
doc Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-55)
Excerpt: "This has been my annual 'hell week' so there isn't a lot to write about." Sent from Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
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