Saturday, October 13, 2007

Labour Grammar Schools?

Will Labour be promising a grammar school in every town next week!?!

1 comment:

Umbongo said...

No, because support for new grammar schools has been dropped by the Conservatives: this was confirmed by Michael Gove in his conference speech who also confirmed a very half-hearted support for the remaining ones. The Conservatives - although gesturing in the direction of vouchers (in the same way that they gestured in the direction of leaving the EPP bloc in the EU parliament) - are following Labour policies. These policies include giving a good kicking to any suggestion that selection in schools might be a way of improving education standards (as if two generations of failure doesn't provide enough evidence) and keeping LEAs in the business of creaming off (and then wasting) £billions before the money actually reaches the schools.