Education: Fit to Teach

What the U. S. schoolteacher knows, reads, earns, believes and says has been elaborately examined and catalogued, but until last week no one had ever looked lim right in the teeth. Last week U. S. teachers were examined physically and mentally, from toe to cerebellum. The National Education Association reported on the results of examining 5,150 teachers in every section of the U. S. The report Fit to Teach, painted this composite picture:

┬ÂThe typical teacher, 38, with one or more dependents, is physically healthier than most other U. S. citizens. He or she is absent from school for illness only...

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