Education: Room Divided

"Teacher," called a small girl in the back row. Two teachers' faces turned toward her. "May I write on the blackboard now?" Two teachers' voices answered simultaneously. "Yes," said one. "No," said the other. So last week in a little white clapboard schoolroom in Center Groton, Conn., Mrs. Hazel Bucklyn and Miss Ellen Innes vied for a $1,200 teaching job.

Center Groton is a leisurely New England village. Out on the school steps sat District Committeeman Dudley Brown, a 56-year-old Yankee carpenter, who had appointed Mrs. Bucklyn because she had 17 years teaching...

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