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    Grammar schools must be open for ordinary people.

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    Grammar schools must be open for ordinary people.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 31 Oct 2017, 11:51 am

    Education Secretary Justine Greening wants England's schools, including a new generation of grammars, to do more to help "ordinary working families".

    The school system needs to support those who are struggling and not "the privileged few", she will say later.

    But new government analysis shows a majority of selective school places WILL go to more affluent families.

    Labour says this adds to the evidence that grammar schools do not support social mobility.

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    I think this is just the Tories trying to make it appear that they are closer to the ordinary people than they actually are.

    The Tory practice of re-introducing more and more "Grammar schools" is just privatisation of our education system by the back door.

    The only sure way to ensure that every child gets a good education is to go back to the comprehensive system and to do it right. If the rich want to pay for their children's education then let them do it via the public/private school system.


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    Re: Grammar schools must be open for ordinary people.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 02 Nov 2017, 11:41 am

    As was published just a few days ago, the government cannot even guarantee that a fair share of the youngsters from lower-income families will go to the top universities.

    Universities like Oxford and Cambridge have always ensured that the great mass of their students come from privileged families, so how do we stop the government from creating more stuck-up Grammar Schools as selected feeders to these and other universities ?
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    Re: Grammar schools must be open for ordinary people.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 03 Nov 2017, 12:51 pm

    It is a way of life to the monied upper classes that the best places for their children should be kept reserved.

    Any few young people that get past that hurdle have to be both brilliant and prepared to pay through the nose for a place in a decent university.


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    Re: Grammar schools must be open for ordinary people.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 04 Nov 2017, 11:34 am

    Looking back to the bad old days of the eleven plus and the grammar schools we are now seeing the Tories trying to drag us back into those days.

    It took a revolution in our education systems to convert to comprehensive education and now the Tories are trying to undo all of the good that was done by giving everybody a decent chance at a good education.

    Time the Labour Party were back in power I say.
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    Re: Grammar schools must be open for ordinary people.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 05 Nov 2017, 12:05 pm

    Got to agree with that Angie.

    This is a philosophical argument that has being going strong since right and left political parties pushed the agendas of their own beliefs.

    Even if this line doesn't change all that much, what I would like to see is the rich universities like Oxbridge and others losing their charitable status in order to guarantee a few places for young people from deprived areas.

    Just like private schools and private universities across the world, they should be the entities that educate the great leaders of the future. I am not against this so long as these places are fully paid for by the rich and privileged ones that want this elite education for their children.

    This finance should NOT come from central government.


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