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Class Warfare: 1940

Class Warfare: 1940

Washington, D.C., circa 1940. "Ernest Kendall, teacher of U.S. Capitol pages." Note old-school schoolboy mischief. Photo by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

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New York Times, May 9, 1937.

Pages Go to School in Nation's Capitol

Faculty of Six Directs Study of 45 Boys
Who Serve Senate and House

The most vivid course in civics in the world is probably that being given this year to forty-five boys who serve as pages in the United States Congress. These youngsters, who have ringside seats at history-making debates, now study about them after hours in the Pages School, held in the basement of the Capitol.

The current session of the school also finds the faculty increased to six, and the curriculum extended to include for the first time physical education, commercial law and economic subjects.

Thus the pages, who range in age from 12 to 16, now have an even broader course and study under more favorable conditions than those in many high schools. No class group consists of more than nine students, and most of the classes are smaller. Teachers who have done graduate work in universities, give courses in English, history, mathematics, chemistry, physics, Latin, German, French, typewriting and shorthand, as well as the subjects added this term. …

Ernest Kendall, a young teacher from Oklahoma, who served in the dual capacity of principal and one-man faculty when the school was started, has continued as principal and teacher.

I'm gonna ace this test...

with all the crib notes I write on Billy's neck.

Ahh yes, the remote

the cause of civil war in many households.

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