"Everybody's Paid But the Teacher": The Teaching Profession and the Women's Movement

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Teachers College Press, 2002 - Education - 179 pages

Presenting a comprehensive look at twentieth-century collaborations between female teachers and the women's movement, this volume highlights the feminist ideologies, strategies, and rationales pursued by teachers in search of better workplaces. Carter chronicles the evolution of rights for female teachers, covering such important social and economic topics as suffrage, equal pay for equal work, the right to marry and take maternity leaves, access to administrative positions, the right to lobby and bargain collectively, and the right to participate in political and social reform movements outside the workplace.

A vivid account of the leadership roles teachers played in the women's movement, this book clarifies the importance of feminist ideologies in shaping the strategies and rationales educators used to transform their profession. This book is a bold contribution to the history of working women.

 

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Contents

FEMINIST POLITICS AND THE FEMALE PROFESSION
1
COALITIONS AND STRATEGIES FOR CHANGE
9
EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK FROM LOCAL DISPUTES TO FEDERAL INTERVENTION
34
BUILDING HOUSES FOR TEACHERS HOME HEARTH AND THE GENERAL FEDERATION OF WOMENS CLUBS
59
THE SCHOOLMARM AND THE VOTE
77
YOUR JOB OR YOUR MARRIAGE RESTRICTIONS ON TEACHERS DURING THE DEPRESSION
97
PREGNANT BUT EQUAL THE FIGHT FOR MATERNITY RIGHTS
116
ORGANIZATIONS AND THEIR ACRONYMS
143
REFERENCES
145
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
179
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