chapter  9
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Secondary Education For All

This resolution was carried by a large majority: only the textile delegates, because of the reference to half-time education, voted against it. In both 1898 and 1899 it was moved again, and on both occasions adopted unanimously. In subsequent years, however, the demand for secondary education for 'every worker's child' was dropped, temporarily at least. A T. V.C. circular distributed in London on the occasion of the L.C.c. election of 19°4, asked for a 'non-competitive system of maintenance scholarships which will provide a secondary education scholarship for every child who can reach a certain standard'.l

In 1906, however, the demand for secondary education fer

all was made quite explicit. A resolution of that year asked 'that secondary and technical education be an essential part of every child's education, and secured by such an extension of the scholarship system as will place a maintenance scholarship within the reach of every child, and thus make it possible for all children to be full-time day pupils up to the age of sixteen '.1