Grammar school funding cut is new bid to steal education from the poor

We’re seeing a new bid to price people on low and middle incomes out of a good education for their children by those ‘One Nation’ ‘party of the workers’ Conservatives.

You have to laugh at the Doublespeak: They say they’re ending a postcode lottery when in fact they are causing one – the price of Grammar school education will now vary, depending on where people live and that is the definition of a postcode lottery.

One would have thought people in the Department for Education would have the schooling to know that.

And remember when the Tories were pushing hard for the revival of Grammar schools, up and down the UK?

Would Tory MPs have bought up shares in these schools and then profited from charging exorbitant fees?

Perhaps somebody should check if any Tory MPs have an interest in current Grammar schools.

If so, that’s corruption, that is.

Grammar schools in England may ask parents for hundreds of pounds a year to cope with funding cuts, their head teachers’ association has warned.

A majority of grammars will be left worse off by proposed funding changes, according to analysis by the Grammar School Heads’ Association.

A number of Conservative MPs are urging the government to change its plans.

But the Department for Education said it was ending a postcode lottery in school funding.

Source: Grammar schools ‘may ask parents for hundreds of pounds a year’ – BBC News

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5 thoughts on “Grammar school funding cut is new bid to steal education from the poor

  1. NMac

    The Tories do not want to see the majority of people receive a good education and they have never wanted it. They want to keep quality education limited to a small elite in order that they can better keep power and wealth in the hands of a small wealthy clique.

  2. Dez

    Keep the plebs dumbed down at all costs …… just play act we Cons are on their side and they can trust us.

  3. Barry Davies

    If Labour hadn’t closed the old grammar schools for political dogma the gifted children of the less well off families would still have a route into them, the comprehensive system has been a failure from its inception because it was never based on educational needs or what the educationalists of the day were saying.

      1. wildswimmerpete

        My alma mater, Calday Grange Grammar (Wirral) is still extant. Bear in mind that grammar schools back then (1950/60s) were subject to very different terms of governance across a very different political landscape: the post-war consensus. If I remember correctly it was the secondary-modern schools that were converted into comprehensives.

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