That Catholic members of Education Committees have been quick to take the advice given by Bishop Poskitt, of Leeds, and attack the proposals for educational reform wherever they conflict with Catholic interests is shown in the many reports arriving from up and down the country.
These proposals, which emanated from an Executive Committee of the Association of Education Committees, have by now been debated by many local authorities, and the Association itself, which comprises delegates from 277 Education Committees, met in London yesterday and is continuing its session to-day, June 12.
The committee realise they. are treading on dangerous ground. Says Education in its issue of June 5: " The proposals of the Executive Committee are admittedly a compromise. The Executive Committee are convinced that no Government in the past, nor any Government of the present, have felt or do feel strong enough to deal with the denominational school system in a root and branch way. Let it be admitted that every Government in the past has feared to come to grips with this question because of the strong and growing political power of the Roman Catholic body in this country and its irreconcilability."
Meanwhile Catholic teachers in the London metropolitan area are attending to-day a special meeting of their Association at Southwark Notre Dame School, when it is expected that Bishop Brown. one of the speakers, will touch upon the proposed reforms.