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William Ettinger

William Ettinger (1862-1945)  Superintendent of New York City schools, 1918-1924. Moved to Haworth in 1898.  As Superintendent, he fought for all teachers’ minimal salary to be raised to $1,000 a year. Removed the study of German from NYC schools during WWI.  Promoted vocational training in the younger grades and smaller class sizes. Lost re-election to Tammany Hall candidate. He was also co-author of a series of children’s primary readers.