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June 17, 2014 5:20 PM

What did poorly compensated teachers of 1950 do? Stop all unpaid work

Got an interesting letter from Fay Beebe of Cary about her experience in a Bronx High School in 1950. Teachers, it seems, were unhappy with their paltry pay, a situation that had deteriorated over an entire decade. When no raises were forthcoming, they simply stopped doing all of their voluntary, unpaid work, such as leading clubs, planning concerts and staging plays and dances.

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