Grammar schools are not the answer: the road to a better life starts at birth, not at 11 -- Gaby Hinsliff | Those who claim to support social mobility should instead be demanding more early-years help for children in poorer families
Grammar school plans are divisive and stupid, says Michael Morpurgo
Rarely have debates on education electrified party conferences, but yesterday Theresa May won the loudest applause for her promise to “bring back the first grammar schools in fifty years.” Jeremy Corbyn won an equally giddy reception last when he told Labour conference that he would oppose it.
Theresa May paves way for new generation of grammar schools
Theresa May paves way for new generation of grammar schools | Philip Hammond to set aside £320m in budget for expansion of government’s free school programme, with schools free to offer selective education
Children will be taken to grammar schools by taxis - costing taxpayers £20m
Government slammed over plans to spend £20million taking children to nearest grammar school by taxi | Angela Rayner said the Government has cut funding for school buses and replaced them with a 'Grammar school Uber'
Ofsted: Schools should "not tolerate scrappy worksheets" | Funnily enough, they've also previously had a problem with schools being tied to textbook learning. So which publishing companies will benefit financially from a huge investment in textbooks? Which schools can actually afford it? And what about how fast "knowledge" and understandings shift these days?
'Going to a secondary modern school full of people who were “failures” was not a positive experience. Defining a thousand plus kids in this way and putting them in a school together is a recipe for failure.' | As England gets its first new grammar school in 50 years, seven readers share how the entrance exam affected them