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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-10 10:35 AM
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9. Male elementary teachers often have it hard today
Seen as a woman's job. Reverse is true in high school. My experience in my part of the country, anyway.
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  -america has always given female teachers a hard time ensho  Apr-18-10 09:58 AM   #0 
  - Thank you.  Catshrink   Apr-18-10 10:01 AM   #1 
  - historically teaching was a male profession  ensho   Apr-18-10 10:02 AM   #2 
     - I wasn't too specific, was I?  Catshrink   Apr-18-10 10:10 AM   #3 
     - Not in America  Chulanowa   Apr-18-10 03:51 PM   #16 
        - Actually, IIRC, most teachers were male before a mass public education became an expected service.  Odin2005   Apr-18-10 04:39 PM   #22 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-18-10 10:23 AM   #4 
  - sex of the teacher, silly one.  ensho   Apr-18-10 10:25 AM   #5 
  - In some places during the Depression, women teachers weren't hired at all.  Lars39   Apr-18-10 10:31 AM   #6 
  - Same with librarians. It was US Govt. policy to fire female employees whose husbands were  Captain Hilts   Apr-18-10 10:35 AM   #8 
  - I didn't know that - thanks  ensho   Apr-18-10 10:36 AM   #10 
  - Most grievance complaints at college level are male students vs. female professors. nt  Captain Hilts   Apr-18-10 10:34 AM   #7 
  - that's interesting.  BlancheSplanchnik   Apr-18-10 01:44 PM   #14 
  - Well, Yes, yes, yes, and yes...  Captain Hilts   Apr-18-10 01:51 PM   #15 
     - oh geez, it's late now  BlancheSplanchnik   Apr-19-10 09:47 PM   #40 
  - Back in the days when I was teaching on the college level, I had frequent  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-18-10 06:36 PM   #25 
  - Male elementary teachers often have it hard today  Goblinmonger   Apr-18-10 10:35 AM   #9 
  - In my rural elementary school there were only 4 adult men.  Odin2005   Apr-18-10 01:21 PM   #13 
  - In my elementary school, over the years, we had 2 male teachers/principals.  raccoon   Apr-19-10 08:30 AM   #34 
  - and howmany teachers could support a family on only their teacher's salary?  BrklynLiberal   Apr-18-10 04:00 PM   #19 
  - Nowadays I think many men would be afraid of going into elementary education,  tblue37   Apr-19-10 02:30 AM   #31 
  - Life is hard for many - much harder for some  stray cat   Apr-18-10 10:46 AM   #11 
  - The Corporate elite has an interest in maintaining gender pay discrimination.  Odin2005   Apr-18-10 01:18 PM   #12 
  - VERY interesting point  BrklynLiberal   Apr-18-10 04:02 PM   #20 
  - The two most female dominated professions...nursing and teaching..are the same ones that  BrklynLiberal   Apr-18-10 03:57 PM   #17 
  - I noticed that on Food Network the men are called "Chefs" while the women are called "cooks".  Odin2005   Apr-18-10 04:36 PM   #21 
  - another intresting change of title that brings with it an increase in stature and money  BrklynLiberal   Apr-18-10 05:31 PM   #23 
  - There IS a dire shortage of nurses. In most professions, when such a  tblue37   Apr-19-10 02:41 AM   #32 
  - Add to that, day care workers and nursing home workers. nt  raccoon   Apr-19-10 08:31 AM   #35 
  - Some of that is STILL true for women who teach in religious schools.  BrklynLiberal   Apr-18-10 03:59 PM   #18 
  - My mother's first teaching job was in a small town in Wisconsin in the 1940s  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-18-10 06:20 PM   #24 
  - My mom was a teacher in upstate New York in the 1930s  LibertyLover   Apr-18-10 07:15 PM   #26 
  - I remember the pants thing - when I went to school we couldn't  ensho   Apr-19-10 10:58 AM   #38 
  - wow, the crap the women had to go through  ensho   Apr-19-10 10:56 AM   #37 
  - My *married* union president got pregnant in the late '60's and was let go  AwakeAtLast   Apr-18-10 09:17 PM   #27 
  - Hell, when I was a 9th grader, our algebra teacher (long married) was pregnant  havocmom   Apr-18-10 09:20 PM   #28 
  - My Spanish teacher in high school refused to cut her hair short  EFerrari   Apr-19-10 01:47 AM   #30 
     - makes me think of our dear flappers who cut their hair short and were  ensho   Apr-19-10 11:00 AM   #39 
  - Mine is a family of teachers. My mother, my grandmother,  Daphne08   Apr-19-10 01:43 AM   #29 
  - Women in the "real world" workplace has always been an "issue"  SoCalDem   Apr-19-10 03:52 AM   #33 
     - Great post! nt  raccoon   Apr-19-10 08:34 AM   #36 

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