Janet Downs: Was axing grammar schools responsible for “collapse” in standards? The Mail thinks so but there’s a flaw in their argument.
“The collapse in educational standards was caused by the end of the British grammar school system, experts said last night.” Daily Mail, 23 October 2013 The experts, from Glasgow University, plotted the decline in cognitive ability between ages 16-65 as shown by the recent Adult Skills survey. This decline should be expected because cognitive ability declined with age, the experts said. Their ... read more and comment →
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