I went to a grammar school. The school was single sex; we girls were beret-wearing, leather briefcase-carrying, and ever so slightly smug at having 'passed' the 11-plus, rather than having been 'selected' for secondart modern education. I was really aware of being on the other side of the divide from my mum, who taught in a secondary modern. So the attempt by May to reintroduce selective education (which after all was based on a series of lies and research 'inaccuracies' by Cyril Burt) is frightening. Social injustice can only be fought though true inclusion, rather than through division and enhancing the loves of those who are often already born to privilege. Here's an article by Paul Mason in hte Guadai, which includes som personla refections as well as some opinion anbout the possible reintriduction of grammar schools.
I was a psychology and social sciences teacher for many years and now I am in the throes of a teaching and research career in HE. I care passionately about education. This blog will show you why and how.