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Rules for teachers 1872 U.S.A.

•  Teachers each day will fill lamps and chimneys.

•  Each teacher will bring bucket of water and a scuttle of coal for the day’s session

•  Make your pens carefully. You may whittle nibs to the individual taste of the pupils

•  Men teachers may take one evening each week for courting purposes, or two evenings a week if they go to church regularly

•  After 10 hours in school, the teachers may spend the remaining time reading the bible or other good books

•  Women teachers who marry or engage in unseemly conduct will be dismissed

•  Every teacher should lay aside from each pay a goodly sum of his earnings for his benefit during his declining years so that he will not become a burden on society

•  Any teacher who smokes, uses liquor in any form, frequent pool or public halls, or gets shaved in a barber shop will give good reason to suspect his worth, intention, integrity and honesty

•  The teacher who performs his labor faithfully and without fault for five years will be given an increase of twenty-five cents per week in his pay providing the Board of Education approves.
By 1915 things had improved ?
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