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.

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Class photo (ddr-fom-1-505)
img Class photo (ddr-fom-1-505)
Photograph used for a school annual.
Man sitting in the nurse aids and attendants classroom (ddr-fom-1-849)
img Man sitting in the nurse aids and attendants classroom (ddr-fom-1-849)
WRA caption on reverse: "Hospital series / Nurse aid and attendants class room."
Class photo (ddr-fom-1-495)
img Class photo (ddr-fom-1-495)
Photograph used for a school annual.
Class photo (ddr-fom-1-492)
img Class photo (ddr-fom-1-492)
Photograph used for a school annual.
Man speaking on an audtitorium stage (ddr-fom-1-473)
img Man speaking on an audtitorium stage (ddr-fom-1-473)
Perhaps a graduation ceremony. Photograph used for a school annual.
Field of vegetables planted by students (ddr-fom-1-909)
img Field of vegetables planted by students (ddr-fom-1-909)
WRA caption on reverse: "A garden of table vegetables planted by the high school students of Hunt High School."
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