Education: More Men

In colonial days the typical U. S. teacher was a man. As late as 60 years ago two of every five U. S. public-school teachers were men. Then the proportion of masters to ma'ams dropped rapidly, until by 1930 more than five-sixths of the teachers were women, and many a critic cried that the nation's children were apron-tethered. Last week New York City's school system published some figures that pleased these critics. Driven into teaching from law, medicine and business by Depression, men now constitute nearly 18% of the city's teaching staff, against 14% ten years ago. In the...

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