Lib Dems to block Tory plans for Grammars and Secondary Moderns

The Lib Dems will try to block Theresa May's plans to allow schools to convert to grammar schools. They argue that
Secondary Moderns delivered a second class education to the majority of children. Around 3 in 4 children went to Secondary Modern schools. Studies show that children do less well at Secondary Moderns than at Comprehensive schools.

The Centre for Educational Studies found that there is less social-class inequality in a comprehensive system. Grammar school places tend to go to parents who can afford private tutors to coach for entrance exams.

Local Lib Dem Colin Green commented: “Would you like your children to go to a secondary modern school, knowing they're
likely to do less well than they would at a comprehensive?"

“The Lib Dems believe in equality of opportunity. We believe that everyone should be given the chance to achieve their full potential, not just the privileged few. It’s part of our aim to build a fairer society where everyone can get on in life."

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