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The London Education Act, 1903: how to make the best of it

Webb, Sidney (1904) The London Education Act, 1903: how to make the best of it. Fabian tract (117). Fabian Society, London.

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"The Education Act of 1903 gives to the London County Council new powers of immense importance. Hitherto no public body has been allowed to provide the schools and colleges necessary for the proper education of our boys and girls. We have had a popularly elected School Board since 1870 ; but it has never been allowed by Parliament to deal with education : only with "elementary education," which is merely the beginning of what is needed. Latterly, the Government Auditor and the law courts have decided that the Powers of the School Board are even more restricted than was supposed. Since 1893 the County Council has, through its Technical Education Board, done what it could to supply what was lacking ; but its educational powers have been still more narrowly limited." - introductory paragraph.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Pamphlet. Attributed to Sidney Webb by E. R. Pease.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2011 10:40
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 17:29

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