mistresses). They do exist, and that is the first essential.
Secondly, better teachers may be needed. If the staff are not aware of their shortcomings, then either send them away to have more and better training, or else appoint other teachers who know better. Teachers who are good at the job do not use the cane incessantly on the hands.
Now who has the authority and is responsible for taking the necessary steps to see that high standards arc maintained in our schools? If it is the school governors. or members of the Catholic Education Council, then they must face the problems, and try to help, and they should not flatly refuse to listen to the problems or to criticisms of any particular school.
Preference might be given to teachers who have mixed in many circles and who have a good educational background.
The most disturbing aspect of this subject is its possible relationship to the leakage.
M. M. B.
44 Belsize Park, London, N.W.3.