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rr> A-^--/* WALES. Vol. II.] JANUARY, 1895. [No. 9. THE STRUGGLE FOR INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION. I.—INTRODUCTION. HE Intermediate Education Act (Wales) was passed in 1889. Then came the attempt of each county at framing its scheme, and getting it recognized by the Education Department and by the House of Lords. Unfortunately educationalists in Wales were not quite of one mind about the Act or about the best method of utilizing it. In dealing with the be hoped that, before long, the system of education contemplated by the Act will be in full working order in each Welsh county. I am arranging to get an account of the struggle in each county from those who seem to me to be best able to give reliable information. Each article will be supple¬ mented, if necessary, in succeeding numbers until the second volume of Wales will be YSTEAD MeTTBIO SCHOOL. old schools, much religious animosity was aroused, and it is greatly to be regretted that we have not yet seen the end of it. The House of Lords exercised its power in excluding some of the older endowed schools from the new intermediate system, and I know of one place where an attempt is made at setting up a denominational school as a rival to the established inter¬ mediate one. It is, however, devoutly to of standard authority on the rise of our intermediate schools. In Cardiganshire, so far, no intermediate school has been established: while in the adjacent county of Merioneth there are five well equipped schools doing vigorous wrork. But Cardiganshire has so honoured a name in the history of Welsh education that I felt the history of its intermediate scheme ought to come first. Its schools