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The selection debate

The launch of ‘The Ins and Outs of Selective Secondary Schools’ a collection of essays on selection published by Civitas was an opportunity for advocates and opponents of selection to revisit familiar arguments. 628 more words

Education

Einstein - Everyone's a genius.

Einstein quote:

Everyone’s a genius.

But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb trees it will spend its whole life thinking it is stupid.

Zeitgeist

Education - Grammar Schools - an anathema for equality - a breeding ground for injustice.

The Grammar School system was and is a disgrace!

At the age of eleven children were arbitrarily tested and shunted down pathways to success or failure. 228 more words

Zeitgeist

The left wing hypocrisy on education

Tristram Hunt, the TV host come left-wing poster boy, could be just weeks away from becoming the new secretary for education. I shudder at the thought of it, though he makes for a perfect Labour education secretary. 1,031 more words

Politics

David Cameron should get out of education

Bury Free Press, 13th March 2015

As the government announced this week that they would open 500 free schools if elected next term, the education world erupted. 284 more words

Bury Free Press

Our Education System is Broken. Grammar Schools will not fix it.

I was written off in Primary School. The memorable phrase was “she will never achieve anything with a pencil”. I still do not know what was meant there. 1,472 more words

Education

Comprehensive education fails the best and brightest, academic selection will help them flourish

I have belatedly come across the following story, published in the Guardian, about how our education system is failing high performing pupils:

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/mar/04/state-secondary-schools-still-letting-down-talented-pupils-says-ofsted

Our education system has let down the brightest children, especially those from poor families who cannot afford to pay for tuition, private schooling or to buy into an affluent area and access the elite comps that select by wealth. 992 more words

Politics