OLD-TIME SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL-BOOKS - online book

An Illustrated history & description Of Schools in the 18th & 19th Centurys.

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SUMMER SCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES
T HE old-time summer schools were nearly always kept by women. A man would have been considered out of place would have had an unnatural appearance presiding over a school at that season. The women teachers were usually young, ambitious girls, eager to earn enough to
A Summer School as pictured in Bolles's Spelling Book, 1831.
allow them to attend an academy for a term or two. Most of them married later; but others lived on as schoolmarms, " sometimes sweetening as they ripened, sometimes quite the contrary."
The law ordered that the teachers should have good moral character and competence to teach the
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