Three cheers for selection
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
The former head of John Major's policy unit says the comprehensive school system isn't working:
Lord Blackwell argues that all children – and particularly those from poorer backgrounds – would benefit from a selective system. For recent research has shown that those few able children from poorer backgrounds who do attend grammar schools today do exceptionally well. Yet the vast majority of bright children in the 76% of LEAs without grammar schools have no or little chance of going to a selective school.
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