Happy birthday Susan B. Anthony!

Susan B. Anthony was born 192 years ago, on February 15, 1820.  Most of us know about her lifelong crusade for human rights, including temperance, the abolition of slavery and especially for universal suffrage (votes) for women.  But did you know her first paying job was as a teacher? 

Anthony taught at two schools in New York state in the early 1840’s – the Eunice Kenyon Friends’ Seminary in New Rochelle and the Canajoharie Academy.   By the mid-1840’s she had reinvented herself as a reformer and the rest is history.   

BoardBuzz thinks that while Anthony did not spend many years in the classroom, she has much to teach us to this day.  Her most famous quotation says it all – “Failure is Impossible.”

Lucy Gettman|February 15th, 2012|Categories: Legislative advocacy, NSBA Opinions and Analysis, School Reform, Teachers|Tags: , , |

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