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Grammar schools are not the solution to our social mobility crisis

By Kenn Taylor

I’ve done reasonably well career wise so far in life. I’m the Creative Director of an arts organisation, I’ve written for national newspapers, given talks in universities and at national conferences, undertaken international research. 1,575 more words

Essays And Opinion

‘When I saw the opportunity to take the prime minister to task over grammar schools, I had to take it’

By Karen Wespieser

This blog first appeared on TES, Monday 22 May 2017.

We all know that in the British political system, the electorate doesn’t actually vote for the prime minister – they vote for their local MP. 607 more words


Meritocracy versus social cohesion

My three children are currently studying feverishly for AS and A levels at local grammar schools. They are all predicted to do well. But, like Michael Rosen, I still cannot understand the government’s policy on grammar schools. 246 more words

Local Politics

Why the Belfast Telegraph and Irish News must set the record straight on grammar school league table libel

Why the Belfast Telegraph and Irish News must set the record straight on grammar school league tables.

Dr Hugh Morrison

Immediately below is a short letter  sent to the editor of the… 406 more words

Grammar Schools

What are grammar schools and why are they controversial?

Grammar schools, established in the modern sense with the Education Act of 1944, are state secondary schools that select their pupils by means of an examination taken by children at age 11, known as the ‘11-plus’.  595 more words

Back to the 1970s? I'll vote for that

A personal comment by Dr Terry Wrigley, Visiting Professor, Northumbria University

A few days ago the Daily Mail threatened that a Labour victory in the General Election would mean a return to the 1970s. 1,029 more words

Tory Education Policy an absolute scandalous mess! Why it's wrong and what should be done.

As an ex secondary Headteacher I have a very good handle on education.

In my view the last six years of Tory education policy has been an absolute disaster. 506 more words