Oldham, C.H. 'The bearing on industry of the impending changes in Irish education'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XI Part LXXXI, 1900/1901, pp1-12
Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. XI Part LXXXI 1900/1901
The decay of so many of their industries, and the persistent
inadequacy of the remunerative employments remaining available
for them, have weighed down the spirits of the Irish people for so
many sad years, that a man must be very callous and very unintelligent
who cannot sympathise with the wistful anxiety that
is wide-spread in Ireland to aid in some way the promotion of an
industrial revival in this country. Let us recollect that we are ten years
behind England, which was itself already twenty years behind
America. That will show us that we have no "new-fangled fad"
to deal with. And as so many Irish youths go to America we
may reflect what "hewers of wood and drawers of waters" they
must find themselves condemned to be by the mere fact that they
land in the New World handicapped by the total lack of that
education which the Great Republic has so munificently provided
for all the American youths.
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