R. Mark Clayton
2017-04-15 08:43:16 UTC
but of course the article omits the fact that the few remaining grammar schools are almost all in relatively affluent areas, such as the home counties - deprived areas like the big northern cities (Trafford excepted) closed down their grammar schools half a century ago and ran schools badly - e.g. Manchester slammed by Ofsted soon after it was created.
In addition, whilst the jury is still out (for the politically correct anyway) on whether intelligence is heritable - whether it is nature (genetic) or nurture (dumped in front of the telly with a dummy in their mouths) children from deprived families are typically a already year behind their peers when they first arrive at school - so their chances of academic progress are already hampered before they even encounter their first teacher.
I haven't got a torch for grammar schools, but should socialist spouting get a Google going over?