The Amish believe strongly in education, but only provide formal education through the eighth grade. They are exempt from state compulsory attendance beyond the eighth grade based on religious principles. Schooling concentrates on the basic reading, writing and math skills, along with vocational training and socialization in Amish history and values.
Many Amish communities provide parochial schools for their children. A local farmer or other landowner will donate land for a school house and the community will assist in building it. Most of the schools are governed by a local school board made up of parents of the children in ...
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The Gladiolus flowers are in bloom. This is the first time these beautiful flowers have been planted at the Inn. The bulbs were given to us, but with no particular information included. So, early this spring the small bulbs were stuck in the ground &, as with all bulb-type plants, the waiting began. At first the sword-like greens poked through the soil, slowly growing longer & longer. Then, the erect spikes, now at least 3 ft. tall, began to reveal that the flowers were going to be red.
The brilliant red blooms that open ever-so-gradually along the sword-shaped ...
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