Margaret Haley: 1921, Freeing the Teacher [Freeing the child] can only be secured by the freeing of the teacher. … To the teacher it means freedom from care and worry for the material needs of the present and the future ‑‑ in other words, adequate salary and old age pensions, freedom to teach the child as an individual. … Last but not least, the teacher must have recognition in the educational system as an educator. The tendency is to relegate her to the position of a factory hand, or a taker of orders from above.
‑Battleground: The Autobiography of Margaret A. Haley, Robert L. Reid, ed., (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982)