Students in front of unidentified school, n.d.
Students in front of unidentified school, n.d.

When the Commission of Government took office in 1934, Newfoundland and Labrador's education system was in desperate need of improvement. The curriculum was out of date, school enrolment was disconcertingly low, and most children who did attend class went to dilapidated and overcrowded buildings that rarely had access to heat or running water.

Photographer unknown. Reproduced by permission of the Archives and Manuscripts Division (Coll. 137 26.02.008), QE II Library, Memorial University, St. John's, NL.
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