Justine Greening has launched a consultation on supporting “ordinary working families”. It will be nothing more than a cosmetic exercise [Image: PA].

I’m with Jeremy Corbyn on this: “If the Tories wanted to help all children, they’d scrap their divisive grammar school plans & properly fund schools.”

With government figures most selective (read: grammar) school places going to the rich – exactly as some of us have been pointing out since Theresa May first started talking about reviving grammar schools – and child poverty now deeply entrenched in working families thanks to Conservative government policy, our youngsters need all the help they can get, to make a decent start in life.

Justine Greening doesn’t care about this. Nor does Theresa May. They want to ensure the rich get all the opportunities.

Any claims that grammar schools will cater for ordinary families – whatever they are – will be nothing more than the usual sick Tory pretense.

Education Secretary Justine Greening wants England’s schools, including a new generation of grammars, to do more for “ordinary working families”.

But a new analysis from the government shows a majority of selective school places go to more affluent families.

Helping struggling, working families, missed by other poverty measures, has become the focus of Ms Greening’s education reforms.

Recent figures showed that most child poverty is now in working families.

Source: Greening wants grammars to work for ‘ordinary families’ – BBC News

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