Forest Leaves Volume 14

Forest Leaves Volume 14

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...those trying days. Under ' co-operation and service engendered by the war, it was the most natural thing in the world that the teachers should overtax their resources along these lines. The great scourge of influenza following the war greatly added to this nerve and heart exhaustion. "It is easy to believe, however, that the teaching force would have quickly recovered its normal physical and spiritual condition and tone had it not been for the obtrusion of an ugly and most disquieting distui-ber--thc split dollar and the doubled pricc. His presence was not quickly recognized. In spite of some rather harsh observations and remarks recently uttered against teach crs' activities toward securing a better wage, ninety-five per cent of the teachers are inexcusably indifferent about money values and wages. In some cases it results from a lofty professionalism which counts it undignified to place any monetary value upon the teachers' service; but in most cases it is shccr indiffcrcnce. "But the post-war situation soon began to jostle the most indifferent as well as the most professional into a consciousness that with the most painful economies their expenses exceeded their income. No imagination can picture truly the heroic, but hopeless, efforts 0i hundreds of thousands of teachers to do the iinp0ssiblc---make a salary based upon pre-war conditions and prices met! the abnormal post-war situation. "Quietly, uncomplainingly, most oi them tried to fight the losing fight, but all the while the anxiety, the worry of it was making impossible the return of that physical and spiritual poise and ease without which no teacher can do her work. Quickly some of the more dis cernitig ones had seen the causes of the situation and more

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  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 540g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236978854
  • 9781236978851