Grammar Schools have a part to play in raising the bar for all, says Politeia’s Director, Sheila Lawlor.
The mowing down of innocent pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and the fatal knifing of a police officer guarding Parliament has overshadowed other – and what may seem – more prosaic matters. Just hours before the attack in Parliament itself, Jeremy Corbyn, Labour’s leader, had challenged the prime minister over education. He is hostile to the proposals for new grammar schools and their funding. And, a report issued the same day by the universities’ clearing house, UCAS, was taken to mean schools faced greater than ever teacher shortages, since the numbers applying for teacher training fell in 2016.
Mrs May did not refer to that report or to other data on retention in the profession when responding to Mr Corbyn in parliament: instead she reminded him that his was a… read onRead More