14 Oct '14

News Want fairer school admissions? Stop tinkering and scrap all selection | Fiona Millar

Nothing will change until we eliminate all social and academic selection and adopt systems such as lotteries and bandingOver the past few weeks I have found myself unusually preoccupied with the issue of school admissions. Secondary open days are taking place all around me, and the subject is on many parents lips.Delving into the evidence about the so-called tutor-proof 11-plus test (which is in fact nothing of the sort) and discovering that three-quarters of secondary schools in England are now their own admissions authorities hasnt helped. Continue reading...

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