The Intermediate Bill has this grave defect - it is a middle class bill - it does not give a chance to the top boys of the National Schools. It begins with the middle class and ends there. It is not popular nor national - it is sectional.
No system of education can be considered a success in Ireland unless it can be adapted to the wants of the great majority of the people, no matter what may be their religious convictions
1. Write a three minute speech agreeing or disagreeing with the above theme.
[Editorial on woman's place in society.]
'Woman is in her natural, her most becoming and best place when at home.'
Class to prepare three minute speeches on the above topic: one half agreeing, the other disagreeing.
The chief defect of the Bill ... was its failure to make any provision for new reasonably cheap schools for the sons of struggling professional or business men. This ... was all the more necessary in view of the fact that the Bill was bound to have important consequences as regards the future status of our population and the position which they are destined to hold hereafter in the social scale.