Wednesday, 16 May 2007

You really can’t tell the difference...

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Today the Conservative Party officially ditched academic selection, accusing grammar schools of entrenching social advantage.

Just when it’s finally dawning, that girls and boys do better academically in separate classes and children cope better with lessons specifically tailored to their abilities, the conservatives take a giant leap - backwards.

The shadow education secretary David Willetts, told grammar school supporters in the party that they cannot harp back to the past, saying: "We must break free from the belief that academic selection is any longer the way to transform the life chances of bright, poor kids,"