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IMPERIALISM IN BARRY SCHOOLS. ATTITUDE OF THE TEACHERS. PROTEST BY THE REV. L. TON EVANS. The Barry School Board Management Com- mittee at their meeting on Thursday in last week, under the presidency of Mr John Lowdon. J.P., held after the reporters had been requested to leave, the following letter was read which that gentleman had received:— Harregy, Barry, November 16, 1899. DEAR MR LOWDON,—I wish to call the special attention of yourself and the Board to the fact that advantage is being taken of the present unfortunate —and, in the opinion of a very large number of thoughtful and intelligent persons, iniquitous, war now prosecuted in the Transvaal, to teach party politics in the schools maintained by ratepayers belonging to every section of the community, a considerable number of whom, if not the majority, hold adverse views to the policy of the Govern- ment, or rather that portion of it responsible for the present state of affairs. There can be no objection raiaed to what is accredited as authentic history, or the teaching of the geography of South Africa pure and simple, although the unsettled, not to say chaotic, condition of matters just now is not, perhaps most opportune even for that. I must strongly prott-It against teachers at Cadoxton, and I am given to understand that what is done there is also done in other schools under the Board en. deavourii g to create and encourage* a war spirit amongst children, and sowing poisonous seeds in he minds of those who are yet, on account. of age, &c, utterly incapable of judging for themselves and deep-rooted race hatred against other nations— which must result in a strong prejudice and as the Dutch, for instance—consequently working prejudicially against, and detrimental to, the development of those for whom the schools have been built, and are so liberally supported. If this continues I shall feel compelled to withdraw my children during such time that such teaching (?) is imported. I trust you "ill c.ll the atten ion of the Board to the mutter, and that seeps "ill be taken to prevent party politics being introduced and taught, seeing that religious dogmas are rigidly excluded from the schools under the Board, sup- ported by rates paid by persons of all creeds and no creed at all. -Sincerely yours, L. TON EVANS. The Committee decided to write to the head teachers, asking them to teach geography, and abstain from what had been complained of.

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