Education is given by a public-school system, which, while nominally providing for separate schools for Catholics and Protestants, makes it practically impossible at most points to carry on such schools.
Blow, he established in St Louis the first permanent public-school kindergarten in America.
Education is much neglected, and the public-school system is inefficient.
There are a number of parochial and conventual schools, the church being hostile to the public-school system.
The public-school system is under the supervision of a state superintendent of education, elected biennially by the General Assembly, and local schools are under union superintendents and in a few cases under town superintendents.
The public-school system was supplemented by parochial schools which had in 1920 650 teachers and 33,000 pupils.