Education: Job Wanted

Sixty dollars a month for eight months of the year is the average salary of North Carolina public school teachers. That is about equal to the wages of textile workers. Last fortnight North Carolinians were shocked, ashamed to read in the Raleigh News and Observer this "job-wanted" advertisement:

SCHOOLTEACHER OFFERS SERVICES Have taught almost 14 years. Have degree of Master of Arts. . . . At present am administrator of six schools, serve as principal of one, have five periods in classroom daily, hunt up delinquent children, find clothing for the indigent, keep school busses running, raise money...

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