Janet Downs: Another MP backs selection and creaming-off bright pupils from the state sector. Any hope that MPs will look at evidence before spouting their prejudices?
“The truth is that we have not valued education highly enough and standards in far too many schools are not good enough.” Ian Austin, MP (Dudley North, Lab), Daily Telegraph, 1 November 2013 It’s true that many in this country do not value education highly unless, as Austin implies here, it raises test results. But there’s a danger when standards are measured entirely ... read more and comment →
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