For some 50 years the school board of Spokane has had a "gentleman's
agreement" ruling against employing married women as public-school
teachers. Last week, finding that 300 of its 600 women teachers had
husbands despite the rule, the board had decided to face facts and
scrap it. New ruling in Spokane: teachers who are expectant mothers may
have up the 12 months maternity leave.
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