Should we bring back grammar schools?

The public are still divided on the merits of selection-based education

By Peter Kellner  

Tory and Ukip voters tend to back the idea of grammar schools ©Yui Moki/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Political victories are seldom final. Christopher Price, who died a few days ago, was one of the finest champions of comprehensive schools. Whether as classroom teacher, Member of Parliament, campaigning journalist or polytechnic director, he fought against privilege and division in our education system. His cause, which seemed for some years to have triumphed, now…

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