Education: Woman of 29

The average U. S. schoolteacher is a woman of 29. She never went to college, but, after high school, graduated from a teacher training institution (normal school). The 163 U. S. normal schools and teachers' colleges, many of which came into being during the teacher shortage of a generation ago, still hold a virtual monopoly of elementary schoolteaching jobs, since most State Boards of Education so frame their course and credit requirements that many ordinary college graduates are promptly disqualified. That the normal school subsists on a realm of privileged technical training...

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