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ASAHEL CURTIS / WA. ST. HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

What's the matter with teachers today?

At West Queen Anne Elementary School in 1914, arithmetic class was a simple exercise at the blackboard. Teaching was viewed as women's work then - an extension of their role as keepers of societal norms. These days, the profession has become a favorite political target.