Education: Report Card

¶The typical schoolmarm fifteen years ago was her own janitor, boarded with a local family, earned $867 a year. After questioning 4,200 rural schoolteachers, the National Education Association decided that times are changing. In 1952 she was apt to have her own home, drive an automobile, make $2,484. Today's teachers, male or female, have also shown progress in another respect. "In 1936-37," said the N.E.A., "from 26.6 to 31.8% . . . were married. Now only 25.3% are single." ¶ To provide that air of studied insouciance that Ivy Leaguers are supposed to enjoy, the Harvard Coop has started selling...

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