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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Stafford Press, April 1943 (ddr-densho-156-426)
doc Stafford Press, April 1943 (ddr-densho-156-426)
Publication of the Sixth Grade, Stafford School, Minidoka concentration camp.
Stafford Press, June 1943 (ddr-densho-156-428)
doc Stafford Press, June 1943 (ddr-densho-156-428)
Publication of the Sixth Grade, Stafford School, Minidoka concentration camp.
Stafford Press, February 1944 (ddr-densho-156-430)
doc Stafford Press, February 1944 (ddr-densho-156-430)
Publication of the Sixth Grade, Stafford School, Minidoka concentration camp.
High school physics class (ddr-densho-159-72)
img High school physics class (ddr-densho-159-72)
Left to right: unknown, Mits Omoto (student teacher), George Yonemura, Harry Williams (teacher), Martha Murakami.
Girls Glee Club (ddr-densho-159-183)
img Girls Glee Club (ddr-densho-159-183)
The Amache High School choir director was Lowell M. Jackson.
High school orchestra (ddr-densho-159-181)
img High school orchestra (ddr-densho-159-181)
The Amache High School orchestra conductor was Charles Hinman.
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