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One Of The Toughest Jobs In the World Used To Have The Toughest Rules

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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

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