The Condition of One Room School Houses

The Condition of One Room School Houses



The cracks and crevices which are now many in our school houses allow enough cold air in the winter , but not enough fresh air. The rooms should be larger and ceilings higher, and that more attention should be paid to the cleanliness our school and some of the scholars. The foul over- breathed air in the classrooms is a grave capacity for the students and the energy of the teacher. The occupants can not breathe freely. The school rooms were not clean enough nor were some of the students.




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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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