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N. R COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
SM 5. PEORIA. ST. 'CHICAGO, TLU.
SUBSCRIPTION by Carrier In Chi
cago. 30 cents a Month. ByMaH.
- Ult States and Canada. JI.M a
Entered aa second-class Matter April
21 1JH at the postofflce at Chicago.
III., under the Act of March J. IS.?.
TEACHER OR POLICEMAN?
In many of the1 larger eastern cities,
definite steps will be taken this sum
mer, to remedy these defects in our
American public school system:
The discrimination against mar
ried women teachers (almost uni
versal). - The employment of women teach
ers in grammar and high schools to
a greater extent4han men.
The low wages paid to teachers,
especially those in the primary de
partments. ' -
We have, long been proud of our
public school system in this country.
The highest virtue of this systenris
that it provides FREE education for
r.ll classes, and that education is
But after this has been duly con
sidered, there are many high spots
in our, schools thatalrly .glitter with
defects. ' "
The chargefrquently made," tha
our boys are influenced by effiem-
inacy, is true, but we cannot em
Q ploy mqn teachers atshe wage now
paid to women.
N . Why, 1 for instance, do many
school- trustees and' directors bar
married women teachers?
THEY SAY because unmarried
women must support themselves and
shouW.be given the chance. This
reasoning is that the )ob'of teach
ing is 'a matter of employment for
single women; the needs of the
youngsters te not considered:
And strangely enough, the young
er teachers fresh from the labor
atory atmosphere of the normal
school are placed in charge of the
very youngest children.
.woman who has herself borne and
raised a child is more fitted to direct
thp first srpns In thfi trsifnine' nf a
Jn most cities a policeman receives
nearly twice ' as ' much salary -as a
woman school teacher.
So while we boast of our Ameri
can 'school system we admit, by this
determination of wages, that we pay
only HALF as much to the individual
who TRAINS our coming citizens as
we do to the MAN who arrests those
who transgress laws.
A school teacher must possess
training, tact, judgment, mental
stamina, physical endurance, moral
courage, patience, psychological tal
ent and hope! i
A policeman only need be muscu
lar and stay sober!
VERS LIBRE (
(We just love to write this kind of
stuff, somehow; maybe it's because
it's so e&svl. '
I am-the chief est of all character
Mies Of homes which flourish t'neath the
folds , x '
Of the starry banner; to wit;
The land of the free,
And the home of the brave. ' V
I am the Saturday night soiree; '
I am incalculable;
I am omniscient;
I am omnipresent
I am the bathtub!,
Optimism is the feeling that hard
luck is never going to come to you,
though you know darn well that it