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EDUCATION   147

tempt on the part of most pupils to equip themselves fora useful life.

In 1920, The Public Libraries Jct was revised and modernized, and authority was given for the establishment of local public libraries in school sections. The present Public Libraries Act is a model of enlightened and progressive legislation, and has met with general approval by those interested in public library work, not only in Canada but in the United States and elsewhere.

A word should be said here with regard to The Teachers' and Inspectors' Superannuation Jct passed in 1917. We have already noted an improvement in the status of the members of the teachers' profession by the very considerable increases in salaries which have been general throughout the Province during the last two decades. The teaching profession being underpaid and undervalued, it was only natural that hundreds of persons used the profession only as a means of temporary livelihood while. preparing for other callings in life. The prizes are few and the work necessarily involves much tedious routine, besides making greater demands, perhaps, than any


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