Challenging the Government on grammar schools

The Government’s got it wrong on grammars. They are wrong to claim that expanding grammar schools will help the poorest children, who are less likely to get into grammar schools, less likely to do well even if they do, and fall further behind better-off children if they don’t. Instead of harking back to myths from the 1950s, the Government should focus on what really matters: world class early years services, the best possible teachers and heads, and ending the divide between academic and vocational qualifications once and for all. Yesterday I challenged the Government on this. You can watch me asking the Secretary of State for Education about this here, and you can read the response here.