Friday, 22 October 2010

In areas with grammar schools, parents want more of them.

Seems like a no-brainer to me. Of course parents like grammar schools: they give children an education suited to their academic or vocational ability and are the best tool for social mobility that the government has. Of course that then means the Tories, Labour and LibDems, all led by men from very well-off backgrounds are naturally against grammar schools.

There is uproar in Kent, one of the few areas that still has selective education, with not enough places in grammar schools for parents who want to send their children to them. Surprise, surprise, there are calls for a new grammar school to open in Sevenoaks to meet demand in the area.

No doubt this won't be supported by Etonian David Cameron. No, no, no: grammar schools are far too elitist, of course.

Unfortunately for him, 85% of young people agree with UKIP's backing of grammar schools.

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