of selective education want to introduce COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION.
do they mean by "comprehensive education"?
we see NEIGHBOURHOOD COMPREHENSIVES with children directed
to attend one school - and only one school?
we see A MIXED ECONOMY: some 11-16 schools with a few 11-18
schools - the only schools offering a Sixth Form curriculum? Past experience shows 11-18 schools are more attractive to
we see all post-16 teaching handed over to the Further Education
sector with NO SIXTH FORM provision at all in our schools?
we see ALL SCHOOLS CO-EDUCATIONAL? Many parents prefer single
sex education. Will it survive?
Government will expect Local Education Authorities to fund reorganisation
Kent, Medway or Bexley LEAs so flush with CASH
that they could afford a major programme of reorganisation?
Grammar Schools WILL NOT end selection.
is selection acceptable on the basis of APTITUDE (as promoted
by the Government's specialist schools programme -
technology, art, sport etc.)?
Why is it also acceptable on the basis of RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION
but UNACCEPTABLE on the basis
of ACADEMIC ABILITY?
and over-subscribed schools will continue to SELECT
their pupils - BUT ON WHAT CRITERIA?
ABLE PUPILS in inner city comprehensives have been SELECTED
FOR EXTRA TUITION.
comprehensive schools are the answer to all our problems WHYis this provision necessary?
if comprehensive education is the great success some say it is,
WHY does the government continue to be so concerned about standards
legislation was enacted in 1998 and has presented an opportunity
for a petition to be raised which could lead to a ballot on the
future of grammar schools. To date there have been no successful
for comprehensive education and against the selective system have
been on SOCIAL and POLITICAL GROUNDS..... NOTEDUCATIONAL
Education Authority (LEA) is currently spending LESS on education
than the Government says it should........
IS GOING TO PAY THE MASSIVE
In a recent
telephone poll conducted by the Kent Messenger newspaper, 2%
of respondents wished to see selective education abolished.
government continues to encourage the development of "Specialist
Schools" selecting pupils with aptitudes from technology....
for sport....for art.....for music..... FOR ANYTHING ....EXCEPT ACADEMIC ABILITY