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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 70

(b) Action of the Institute at the last General Election

(b) Action of the Institute at the last General Election.

Before last general election of members of the House of Representatives, the Institute drew up a circular asking candidates for seats in Parliament to give their opinions concerning certain matters of interest to teachers, and especially with regard to (1) raising the school age to seven years; (2) limiting the course of instruction to the Fourth Standard; and (3) the Private Schools' Bill introduced by Mr V. Pyke. A copy of this circular was sent to every candidate for a seat in the Otago district, and the replies sent by candidates were published in the Press.