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Constantinople Community Asks Withdrawal of Turkish Prohibition of Shorthand, Typewriting and Bookke

Shorthand, typewriting and bookkeeping were the subjects which were prohibited by the former Turkish government in the elementary schools maintained by the Jewish community of Constantinople. The schools, which have a broad curriculum, aim to prepare the pupils for useful business careers. However, the former minister of education prohibited the instruction of the subjects, protesting that they were not a part of the curriculum suitable for elementary education.

The Jewish community of Constantinople has applied to the new minister of education, asking for the withdrawal of this prohibition on shorthand, typewriting and bookkeeping.