to enter into the controversY between Mr. Burke and Mr. Donnelly and would still not have done so had not Mr. Donnelly misinterpreted Mr. Burke on the subject of the M.C.T.A. I leave Mr. Burke to enlighten Mr. Donnelly on the general subject of teachers' responsibilities and duties, but I must make clear to your readers, particularly managers, that the M.C.T.A. has no intention whatsoever of interfering in parochial matters.
Mr. Burke informed Mr. Donnelly that we had a sub-committee dealing with the subject of Parent-Teacher Co-operation. The work of this committee has been to interest our members in the matter and to investigate the possibilities. Mr. Burke did not suggest that we were prepared to sponsor the formation of any individual association. That is the affair of the teachers and parents of the parish concerned and not our affair at all. Therefore, Mr. Donnelly is asking a useless question when he calls for an instance where the Association has succeeded in forming a parent-teacher association.
In suggesting that it is our business to get parents on to school managements and boards of governors he is getting well away from the point, and I trust that no manager will imagine for a moment that this Association has even considered such action.
C. H. SHE1LL,
Hon. Secretary, M.C.T.A.
19 Selbome Gardens, N.W.4.