Dorothy Mae Coleman. Daisy Gertrude Coleman,
Compiling and Corresponding Editor. Recording Editor.
There came to the Baltimore teachers at the beginning of 1921 an
equal salary scale for all teachers doing the same character of work
regardless of race or sex. This action wipes out a long practice of
discrimination in salaries against the teachers in our high and training
schools, and against women.
This salary scale is not the last word, for the granted increase of
from 20 to 30 per cent does not make a living salary. The Board of
School Commissioners and the Board of Estimates will find it good
business policy to give the teachers of our youth a living wage.
Another hopeful outlook for better schools and school conditions is
the projected loan for the erection of new school houses and for the
repair of the old. Among the new buildings is to be a colored high school.
The whole educational situation as it relates to our colored schools
is waiting the opening up of a commodious building that will keep in
school the boys and girls who drop out of the elementary schools in such
large numbers. With the new building as a stimulus the elementary
schools should send from 400 to 600 pupils to the high school annually
instead of the 250 to 275 now yearly promoted.
With a new building the splendid work now being done by Principal
Hawkins and his very efficient faculty will make the show it deserves.
The Colored Training School under Professor Lockerman is steadily
turning out well-trained teachers for our elementary schools.
Sympathetic co-operation on the part of the people at large will
contribute to our educational progress.
Morgan College is steadily growing and with its enlarged faculty
and larger building facilities will also add much to our progress along
As we go to press we regret to note the changes in the Board of
School Commissioners and the summary dismissal of Superintendent
Koch. Mr. Koch was much more sympathetic of our educational needs
than he was accredited with.
We can only hope that the changes which have been made will make
for progress and not for retrogression in any respect.
We wish the new Superintendent Dr. West much success in his new
BOARD OF SCHOOL, COMMISSIONERS
Isaac S. Field, President, Commerce and Water Sts.
Frederick J. Singley, 215 N. Charles St.
Addison E. Mullikin, 363 Calvert Bldg.
Dr. F. J. Goodnow, 6 W. Madison St.
Theodore E. Straus, 12 E. Mt. Royal Ave.
John W. Edel, 1217 Harford Ave.
Charles J. F. Steiner, Ashland Ave. & 8th St,
Mrs. J. W. Putts, Beechwood Ave., Catonsville.
Warren S. Seipp, Title Guarantee & Trust Company.