TO THE EDITOB.
Sir, —We have now the technical classes in full swing (the success of which, so far, has greatly exceeded the expectations of the promoters of this long-felt want), but still we find the street corners as lively as ever in the evenings, and no doubt the gambling saloons are frequented by the same persons who previously frequented them. New I ask : Why is all this ? The answer echoes back: The root has not been touched ! Those who frequent the street corners and those who patronise the gambling saloon are mostly young men who have had few chances in life to gain even the rudiments of education ; and why should we be at all surprised to find them declining to accept the advantages of technical classes? It would be to expect it. Nothing galls the heart of an imperfectly educated youth more than to be the butt of any persons whom he may think a little pedantic in their way. What we want is a class for the purpose of teaching the first rudiments of edEcation ; then we shall find those who have heretofore held back through fear joining themselves together on one footing. Then, and not till then, will we find the youth of the street accepting the advantages of an education,
Hoping that the promoters of the technical class will see their way clear to form a class for this purpose whereby many will be fitted for the excellent opportunities you have provided for them in higher education —I am, etc., Eorco. South Dunedin, May 29,
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"EVENING CLASSES.", Evening Star, Issue 7920, 30 May 1889
"EVENING CLASSES." Evening Star, Issue 7920, 30 May 1889
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