Education: In France

One M. Fiquet, brisk pater familias and councilor of the Folie-Méricourt precinct of the Department of the Seine, suddenly became alarmed lest Parisian schoolchildren had not enough time to consume the formidable French mid-day meal. So he appealed to the Prefect of the Seine, M. Juillard, grizzled repository of safety and welfare.

The paternal prefect immediately ordered a referendum of the worried families of the 260,000 schoolchildren of Paris. The present school-hours are 8:30 to 11:30 a. m. and 1 to 4 p. m. Was the hour and a half lunch-hour satisfactory...

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