One Of The Toughest Jobs In the World Used To Have The Toughest Rules
It’s that time of year, our kids are going back to school! Some of you are cheering and some are crying. Either way, it’s a stressful time of year for all….including teachers. Teachers all over the tri-state are scrambling to get their classrooms ready and supplies on hand. And, although, teaching is an incredibly tough job, it’s better than it was in 1915. I found some rules that American teachers were told to obey….back in the day!
• You will not marry during the term of your contract.
• You are not to keep company with men.
• You must be home between the hours of 8pm and 6am, unless attending a school function.
• You may not loiter downtown in ice cream stores.
• You may not travel beyond city limits, unless you have the permission” of the chairman of the board.
• You may not ride in a carriage or automobile with any man, unless he is your father or brother.
• You may not smoke cigarettes.
• You must wear bright colors to school.
• You may under no circumstances, dye your hair.
• You must wear at least 2 petticoats.
• Your dresses must not be any shorter than 2 inches above the ankle.
Of course this all really sucked if you were a guy! Especially the dresses and petticoats!!
Source : New Hampshire Historical Society