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to support an intelligence office or em lished for the benefit of young girls who ployment bureau for any kind of service. have just left school and college. A duplicate record could be kept that The first graduates of one of these would make exchange or substitution of schools in Worcester, Mass., have received extremely doubtful value. Such books their certificates. This proves that the would also be of value in recommending holders have studied the chemical and servants to service in certain families. nutritive qualities of foods, marketing, the Alas, it is true that servants are some chemistry of cleaning and cooking, launtimes as sadly betrayed as mistresses. dry-work, and sanitation and hygiene. What is needed is some sort of standard The Household Economic Association of for work and wages that will be moder- New York will give especial attention to ately uniform. The “ Dienstbuch” or housekeepers' classes next year. The “ Service Book” may be a step toward school in Syracuse, N. Y., is so well esthis end.
tablished as to be accepted as a standard. Would it not be possible for the munici The Philadelphia Housekeepers' Allipal authorities to enact an ordinance that ance is to establish at once a school for will at least offer the protection of the the training of domestic servants. The German law which makes the employer Woman's Educationaland Industrial Union who recommends an incapable servant of Boston is to still further advance in its liable for any damage that servant may do? special lines of training mistresses and
Perhaps when in this country we estab- servants. The attempt to establish a lish as part of the public-school system a State school for the training of girls in Domestic Science or Home Science High domestic service in New York has brought School, we may be able, because of a out the question as to whether a Domestic better understanding of the whole subject Science High School for Girls is not as from the practical and economic stand- legitimate as a commercial high school point, to pass municipal ordinances that for boys. Why should not a girl have a will at least license the right kind of em choice as to what direction her education ployment bureaus.
should take after she leaves the elementary
schools ? A committee of the Brooklyn An Advance Step
Borough Board of Education have preIt is interesting to note that, in an age sented a resolution to that body urging when women are engaging in active pub- the establishing of such a school. This lic life, accepting public positions, and is a step far in advance. It is urged that entering all professions, the questions such a school will attract many girls who affecting the home life are more prominent now leave school at fourteen; they would than ever before in the world's history. remain two and three years longer if the It is no longer accepted as a fact that education they were acquiring had the being born a woman means being born a promise in it of a direct financial return. housekeeper. That woman, like the poet, Those who oppose it do so on the ground has the elements within her which, if prop- that it would be class education. Why erly trained, will result in producing the so, any more than a commercial education perfectly managed home, is the close-of- provided by the authorities for the direct the-century thought. The responsibility of purpose of fitting boys for a special line poor housekeeping is no longer thrown on of wage-earning? the servants. Its difficulties may be in Such opportunities of education for girls creased, as its cost may be increased, by will yet be provided by the authorities. The their faults, but the housekeeper now looks kind of work such a school will exact will to herself for the remedies, is ashamed prove that the making and keeping of a if the faults lie beyond her cure. All home demands intellectual effort, and that over the country there are springing up for those who hire and those who sell schools and classes for the training of labor, this kind of education will enrich the housekeepers, many of them being estab- State, physically, financially, morally.
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