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EDUCATIONAL MATTERS.

•/ . . .'- To the Editor. - ,< . . Sir,—Matters educational in Taranaki are at present in a very unsatisfactory state, both as regards School 'Committees' funds and teachers' i>r omotion. At the last meeting oi\v*the Education Boawi, the Selection Committee selected applicants best fitted to fill th? position of headmaster of the Tovo School. Th.o Selection Committee has evidently taken to heart the "Opunake Scandal"—as it ip^usjially termed among&t the teaohja:*— _ and has now placed a Taranaki teSchler (^aud a very able teacher as his records, qan prove) first on the list. So far sd good, but why "should another Taranuki teacher with aD2 certificate .. (who has undoubtedly done good work !§£ years past under the Taranaki Board, when salaries the poorest, -ijtNew Zealand) be placed "fifth*-,, on the list, whilst a, D 2 appUcant trom an outside district is placed-"thirds ? Again, & Taranaki teacher with «^ "D3|' certificate is given preference to ■ another Taranaki teacher with a certificate, although, both these teachers have gained their/present status^ from liiarks apportioned by the same^ In-, s^pector. Is it. probable that the. inf^ence of a fa,ihe^in-la\v^ .may have a •good deal to/do * with- fhe r matter.—l am, etc., : . ._- . ' , ;; , TAEANAKJ...

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: ' 1 EDUCATION^ MATTERS;, Taranaki Herald, Volume L, Issue 12318, 29 July 1903

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: ' 1 EDUCATION^ MATTERS; Taranaki Herald, Volume L, Issue 12318, 29 July 1903

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