Thursday, August 23, 2007

Social mobility

The Telegraph reports that:

Teenagers attending grammar schools are outperforming pupils from wealthy families who pay to go private, according to GCSE results published today.
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There are currently only 164 grammars in England and Labour has blocked the opening of any more.
The consequence of this Labour policy has been lowered social mobility. Instead of being able to go to an academic school regardless of income or postcode, now most kids from poorer backgrounds are frozen out by house prices and an inability to afford fees.

1 comment:

dearieme said...

"Teenagers attending grammar schools are outperforming pupils from wealthy families who pay to go private": just what the Sunday Times said almost weekly back in the late 50s and early 60s. Labour stopped that.