Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Tories Don't Like This

As I said yesterday this decision by hte Tories not to support Grammar Schools will benefit the only party which does, UKIP:

David Cameron faced an angry backlash last night as he declared that he would not be dragged into a "pointless debate" about creating a new generation of grammar schools.

He spoke out as senior party figures rounded on David Willetts, the shadow education secretary, for ruling out a return to selection under a future Tory government.

Mr Willetts said grammar schools were no longer offering an escape route for children from the poorest backgrounds.

He said the party would focus on expanding city academies, one of Tony Blair's flagship policies.

"We must break free from the belief that academic selection is any longer the way to transform the life chances of bright poor kids," he told the Confederation of British Industry.

Well, of course they're not producing results at he moment: there aren't enough of them!

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