Rejoice! Theresa May is reportedly to repeal the ban on grammar schools; thereby embarking on the reversal of another historic mistake in what will be a radical, and hugely beneficial, reform of the education system.
三级成人视频In her first speech as Prime Minister, Theresa May said: “When it comes to opportunity we won’t entrench the advantages of the fortunate few, we will do everything we can to help anybody, whatever your background, to go as far as your talents will take you.” There is no better way of addressing entrenched privilege then allowing the establishment of educational institutions that select by ability, not wealth. This is a bold policy that that will deliver true social justice.
This represents a change in policy from the previous government. David Cameron rejected calls within the Party to repeal the ban and even indulged in the typical socialist hypocrisy of virtue signaling by praising comprehensives while sending his daughter to the rather untypical Grey Coat Hospital in Kensington三级成人视频 some distance from his home. Grey Coats is an oversubscribed elitist school which was incidentally the same school favoured by Michael Gove despite the fact that the Burlington Danes Academy, which he praised and held up as an example of the success of his reforms, was minutes from his home.
三级成人视频Across the country those with the money to do so are playing the state system to get their children into the best schools by moving into the right post code, or rediscovering Christianity. This is the “entrenched advantages of the fortunate few” in action. Sir Michael Wilshaw has l, exposing how we are failing bright children from poor backgrounds:
三级成人视频“The fate of the most able pupils in non-selective schools is particularly depressing. Some 60,000 youngsters who achieved the top levels at Key Stage 2 did not achieve an A or A* in English and maths 5 years later. Indeed, only a quarter achieved a B grade. According to the Sutton Trust, 7,000 children a year who were in the top 10% nationally at age 11 were not in the top 25% at GCSE 5 years later. These youngsters are drawn disproportionately from the white working class.”
Restoring grammar schools is the progressive and meritocratic thing to do. The Left despise them because they see state comprehensives as a means of enforcing equality of outcome. As is usually the case with misguided Leftist dogma; the unintended consequences have been dire. Spiteful socialists have successfully shut every door on children from poor homes achieving academic success and getting on in life. The supposed party of equality destroyed the grammar school system and, as part of New Labour’s victory dance, banned the creation of new grammar schools and abolished the Assisted Places Scheme.
According to the 1966 Franks Report into Oxford University, the grammar schools were beginning to break open our class system and top universities. In 1939-39 62 per cent of places were taken by the privately educated, 13% by direct grant school pupils and 19 per cent from state grammars. By 1958-9 the share for direct grants increased to 15% and state grammars to 30 per cent. By 64-65 private schools were down to 45 per cent, with direct grants increasing to 17% and state grammars up to 34 per cent.
三级成人视频It was an act of spite and a massive folly it was to halt this progress. The Prime Minister’s repeal of the ban on grammar schools will be a key element of her mission to disrupt the obsolete British class system and help people get on in life no matter who they are and where they come from. Long live meritocracy.