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All-party Opposition to Mrs May's Grammar School plans


Mrs May's plans to expand grammar schools gets an all-party kicking.Good.

As part of the budget that didn't add up it emerged that this was the situation:

'Treasury officials had confirmed that the £320 million in the Budget for the places before 2020 would only deliver 13,000 places by that year rather than the 70,000 promised by the Prime Minister. The Department for Education had said the funding for the policy would be “set out at a later date”.

And today the policy has officially been shelved until after 2020. So another Tory U-turn.
Quite right as well. Affording oppotunity to kids that you had. How very dare her.

The point is that the 90% of kids who don't go to grammar schools have no "opportunity" whatsoever.

We also know that grammar schools do not enhance social mobility.

Moreover, in areas where grammar schools exist alongside non-selective schools,the nss's do less well in terms of exam results,than in other areas where there are no grammar schools.