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Opinion: The grammar school debate – an opportunity for distinctiveness?

Alongside the news that the UK could soon see the establishment of ‘new’ grammar schools in Kent, Devon and elsewhere, and that Labour will be urging the Liberal Democrats to support them in blocking these plans, the Lib Dems should examine the implications – and adopt a distinctive stance – on this disagreement.

The debate has gone over the usual arguments. On one hand, the pro-grammar Telegraph columnists imagine swathes of potential Nobel Laureates and curers of cancer who will irrevocably have their talents and spirits crushed if compelled to attend a comprehensive school.

On the other hand, the anti-side quite rightly …

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  • User AvatarCatherine Jane Crosland 30th Sep - 8:57am
    Jayne Mansfield, Thanks. And I understood what you meant about Tim Farron's approach. Obviously as a party leader, it is sort of part of his...
  • User AvatarJayne Mansfield 30th Sep - 8:45am
    @ Catherine Jane Crosland, Thank you but I will give a pass on another thirty years of life - unless someone kindly offers to wash...
  • User AvatarMeg Thomas 30th Sep - 8:37am
    Helpful discussion thanks Can't help thinking about Hippocrates here
  • User Avatarexpats 30th Sep - 8:29am
    Michael BG 30th Sep '16 - 1:30am.... Ref your item 7 regarding saving bus services...We applaud and put up a video (LDVideo: Liz Leffman: Come...
  • User AvatarCatherine Jane Crosland 30th Sep - 8:28am
    Jayne Mansfield, your vote is as important as anyone's, whatever your age may be, and your views just as deserving to be heard. There seems...
  • User AvatarCaron Lindsay 30th Sep - 7:57am
    Thanks, Peter. Will amend. Serves me right for putting the post up and going to bed.