10 APRIL 1920, Page 3

When one considers what the miners are earning and what

the dockers are being offered, one cannot be surprised that the teachers should be in revolt. The position of the teachers is becoming a national danger. They have educated themselves so far that many of them have drawn apart by virtue of their new interests and abilities from the class to which they originally belonged, and yet they have not definitely joined any other class. The risk is that they will become a kind of class apart, an Ishmaelite class, with little knowledge of other classes, and with no sympathy with them. They will feel that their hand is against every one because the hand of the State is against them. To throw people into this frame of mind and then to ask them to train the youth of the nation is madness.