Education: In France

The history text-book generally used in French primary schools hitherto stated that Joan of Arc was condemned by a tribunal composed of ecclesiastical judges of the Church of France. Lately the bishops took offense. The new edition of the text-book states that the tribunal was composed of Englishmen. This is the example of history as an inexact science which a bold rural teacher at the Congress of Instituteurs took to drive home his plea that absolutely no history should be taught to young children. History, says M. Clémendot, the rural teacher, is...

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