A visit by the school inspector puts a stress on the teacher. The report drawn by this representative of goverment could indeed deprive her school of financial help. Besides verifying the degree of learning of the pupils, the inspector examines the competence of the teacher and the state of the school.

In most cases, Acadian schools in the 1800s and the early 1900s had a single room where older pupils and small children rubbed elbows.

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