.... CHURCH TEACHERS COMBINE.|1907-12-18|The Chester Courant and Advertiser for North Wales - Welsh Newspapers Online
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ROOLE SCHOOL CRISIS.

.... CHURCH TEACHERS COMBINE.

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CHURCH TEACHERS COMBINE. A movement is afoot for the establishment of a National Council of Church Sdhool T>siacth<ers on a thoroughly comprehensive scale. In tho now organisation thore is no idea of a.nte.goniem to the National Unicm of Teachers, in fact the preliminary conference breathed a spirit of friendliness to that body. At the same time, the unsettling) proposals of tho Government with regard to religious educa- tion are such as domand the necessity for a special organisation of Church teachers, cap- able of giving an effective voioo to their desiree regarding their schools, their consciences, and the religious instruction they profess to give. If the Clhurcih teachers wore efficiently or- ganised, they would be able to give expression to their views touching religious education in a manner that could not fail to have its effect upon Parliament. In the truest interests of religious instruction, it is to be hoped the nprw National Council will be carried to a successful issue. If it looks aftor the initerQ&ts of Church teachers co ;i so ioxitio u sly, the National Council will find sufficient employ- ment, in protecting teachers who 3:ro likely to auifer on uoco'-ait of their rehgious or political opinions. Already we have heard of cases â wfasre Ohurofi schoolmasters are "marked men" by certain virulent Radical members xd odncatioin committees mwply- beoawe those teachers have dared in the past to exercise the ordinary citizen's privilege of shewing their political opinions, of course, out of sdhool hours. We have known cases, again, of Non- conformist teachers who have glorified in ex- hibiting their political partizanship, even in being active workers for their party, and who have suffered no martyrdom. 4

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