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Educational Experiences

  • Jane S. Jensen
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Abstract

Golda Meir, who lived with her mother and two sisters in Pinsk after her father immigrated to the United States, did not begin school during that period. Instead, she received some instruction from her older sister. Following the move to Milwaukee, Meir was enrolled in an elementary school where she learned English quickly, made friends easily, and in general made a good adjustment to the new environment. This otherwise satisfying picture was marred by disagreements with her mother who insisted that her daughter work in the family-operated store, forcing Meir on many days to arrive at school late. It was only after the intervention of a truant officer that other arrangements were made for opening the store.

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