Schooled to Work
School prepared girls for the future. But not all futures were the same. Some girls would work in factories, farms, and offices. Others would nurse, teach, sew, or stay at home.
Schools shaped these futures. Some girls had access to gifted programs, others to vocational training.
At school, girls confronted the nation's ideas as to where they fit in, where they belonged, and how much they would be paid.
Schools undervalue girls because women are undervalued in the workplace.