11 Nov '14

News Boris Johnson gives backing to grammar schools

London mayor becomes latest Tory to support selective education, calling scrapping of grammar schools a tragedyBoris Johnson has become the latest senior Tory to support selective education, giving his backing to grammar schools during his LBC Radio phone-in.The London mayor, who is poised to return to Westminster after being selected as the Conservative party candidate at the next election for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, described the decision to scrap grammar schools as a real tragedy for this country. I think they are a very important part of the mix in our educational system. I think that they work very well in many areas and they should be supported, he said. Continue reading...

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