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Rules for Teachers Circa 1872

Shared by Stephen Fisher


  • Teachers each day will fill lamps, clean chimneys.
  • Each teacher will bring a 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 pupil.
  • 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 teacher 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 for his declining years so that he will not become a burden on society.
  • Any teacher who smokes, uses liquor in any form, frequents pool or public halls of gets shaved in a barber shop will give good reason to suspect his worth, intention, integrity and honest.
  • 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.