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Science and the Public Service


THE public are greatly indebted to your correspondent for drawing attention in NATURE of March 27 (p. 511) to the astounding proposal of the War Office to adopt the scheme of examination described by Lord Morley in the House of Lords on March 27—a scheme so absolutely retrogressive, and opposed to the recommendations of the Public School Commission of 1862 and of the Commission on Scientific Instruction in 1872 (composed of many eminent men and presided over by the Duke of Devonshire), and to the rapidly strengthening opinion in favour of education in science. The Government must be asked to withdraw the scheme.

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