The tragedy lay in the way the system was allowed to continue long past the point where its failings were clear.
Selective education works for the chosen few, but the rest do worse than under a non-selective system.
Meritocracy – embodied in the grammar school system – is concerned with achieving equality between equals and permitting inequality between un-equals.
All resources should be concentrated on ensuring that no child is denied the basic right to an education.
Michael Gove has centralised power without any kind of mediating local tier between schools and the government.
Just 28 per cent of free schools have reached their capacity for first year intake.
The education secretary responds to the <i>NS</i> debate on public schools.
Leading educationalists respond to the question of public schools.
Unlike the education secretary, Tristram Hunt has nothing to say on the dominance of the private schools.
Does a better social mix make these schools acceptable? The left has been silent on this issue for the past 40 years.