Suspended Hygiene Teacher

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My great-grandfather, William Katcher, once served as a high school teacher in a New Jersey public school, where he taught English, History, and "hygiene." At one point, he was suspended from teaching because he was accused of "discussing sex problems too plainly" in class. As a result of his suspension, his students walked out of school in protest, and eventually Katcher was reinstated to his position. Later, he would go on to teach at a chiropractic college and become a lawyer. Though William Katcher's hard work and willingness to work at a variety of trades, the road to American prosperity was paved for his descendants.

Year: 1890

– Henry Newell

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