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OUR BOARDING SCHOOLS

SIR.-Having followed the correspondebee in your paper regarding Catholic Boarding Schools with great interest, I was much " amused " by your note to a " Catholic Parent's " letter last week.

What is the use of. say, £10 per year reduction on one boys fees if there are three boys to be educated? , have written to most of the schools advertised in The CATHOLIC HERALD only to find that though 1 may be able to afford to send one boy, I could never afford to send three.

Now, Mr. Editor, can you put me its touch with a Catholic boarding school where a working man can send his three eons, ages 15, 13 and 12? I will willingly pay as much as I can to such a school. My average week's pay is Eh and I will give half of it to educate my sons. My wife and I will manage on the balance.

I am very serious about this, Mr. Feclitoi. as my sons, having passed out of the Catholic elementary school, are atthe local non-Catholic secondary school.

Some of the stories my eldest boy brings home about the filthy language and stories he hears at school would make the hair stand on your head. He has made several complaints to the headmaster hut got no help or satisfaction. On dozens of occasions he has begged me to take him and his brothers away.. We all pray daily that Something will turn up. which will enable them to go to a Catholic secondary school again.

There is no Cetholic secondary school within 40 miles for " day boys and every boarding school I have written to was far too dear when it came to sending three boys.

It would appear that Catholic boarding schools are only for the sons of the very rich, or for "one child families."

CATHOLIC PARENT NO. 2.

1:1•Ve sympathise-but, though we are In principle against Catholic education by classes, it is. only fair (while the present system endures) that high fees schools should be able to take their choice among tire outcry who hare -Rood reasons for being relieved of part of the cost. They are naturally likely to choose pupils of much gIy same type as the others in the school.-Eprrott C.H.]




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