Thursday, May 24, 2007

In Response to the Tories' U-turn on Grammar Schools

This seems to have caused something of a furore.

I'll wager that the average grammar school was more intellectually and socially diverse than my Catholic school which had an unfortunate habit of selection via the backdoor. (With lots of emotional consequences for the pupils of that school even if they did go on to excel in higher education. Catholic Guilt, anyone?)

BTW: Many left-leaning middle class parents of school aged children wriggle out of the dilemma they have created for themselves by reverting to their childhood religion, feigning commitment and sending their children to some Catholic school miles away from their homes which just happens to be highly-placed in the league tables. But they'll stop at nothing a get their children a 'decent' education, whatever the cost, in the long term, to that child's emotional well-being, while preserving (ostensibly, at least) their political integrity.

They have their cake and devour it with relish.

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