Education: Dear Miss

By last week, women in schools of education in 16 different states had received the mysterious letters. They were postmarked Seattle, and were signed "One Who Has Observed." They all began: "Dear Miss . . .

"What are you doing with your most precious years? Just where do you think you are heading? . . . Teaching is the worst matrimonial blind alley that ever a girl can get into. Many teachers never marry ... In the years to come, you may be spending your holidays alone, or your relatives may patronize you and allow you to look in upon them ....

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