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Comment 29 by Alan4discussion :

In pre-comprehensive days, they were better than the secondary modern schools because of preferential funding, better qualified, better paid staff and better equipment.

Teachers were also much better supported in maintaining discipline and learning then, although this was offset by large classes and a lack of books and equipment when compared to modern education.

Yes but surely they wouldn't be better NOW as Andy1 thinks? It seems to me like grammar schools now would be for roughly the same kids who are currently in all top sets in comprehensive schools. But they are already taught together, so why would they need a different school? I'm for teaching by ability but that doesn't need to take place in separate buildings.

Tue, 06 Mar 2012 16:24:44 UTC | #924868