Pacifist Teachers in Public Schools to be Weeded Out (1918)

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j ! i Pacifist Teachers In Public Schools To Be Weeded Out New Board to Act When? ever Evidence Can Be Obtained One Woman to Go Admits She Would Not In? struct Pupils to Uphold U. S. ih War Pacifist teachers in the public schools are to be eliminated as rapidly as tho evidence ugainst them is ob? tained. The fact that the new Board of Edu? cation intends to^fcontinuo tho process of weeding out anti-war and pro-Ger? man teachers, which was begun by the old board, was made apparent yester? day when the board of superinten? dents recommended for immediate dis? missal a woman teacher in tho high schools who admitted that she is op? posed to the war and could not teach her pupils to support the government. The namo of tho teacher was with? held to give her an opportunity to re? sign as an alternative to being dis? missed. If her resignation is not re? ceived by to-day she probably will be suspended by Acting Superintendent Straubcnmuller. pending her dismissal at a meeting of the board to-morrow. Admits She Opposes War According to a school official, the teacher admitted? That she is opposed to tho war be? cause she i.s a Quaker. That she would refuse to make Red Cross bandages or teach any of her pupils to make them. That she-\vould decline in any way to "assist the American soldiers in tho trenches" or help in the,enforcement of the draft law. Tho fact that tho draft law makes exemption for Quakers will not apply in principle to teachers,, it was stated at the Board of Education. "This case goes to show that a per? son cannot be a teacher and a pacifist at the same time," said an official. "There arc scores of pacifist teachers. It is only a question of time before they can bo weeded out. In the case of extreme pacifists no leniency will bj shoWn; they will be ousted at once." ', ' ' ! ! j I I : i 1 . ! | i j i

Clipped from New-York Tribune22 Jan 1918, TuePage 7

New-York Tribune (New York, New York)22 Jan 1918, TuePage 7
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