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Response to Grammar Schools Report

Monday, February 13, 2017

 

 

Sharon Wilde, GMB National Schools Organiser, said:

“Government cash for new selective grammar schools shows the Tories have completely the wrong priorities when it comes to education.

"Instead of looking to the past, the Government should be providing education which is fit for the future - teaching children the skills and knowledge needed for the modern world of work.

“School funding is currently stretched to its absolute limits and schools are struggling to deliver the education that every child deserves.

"Ministers should stop diverting precious money to grammar schools which benefit a chosen few and accept the harsh reality of the funding crisis affecting all our schools.

"Once again the Conservatives are happy to splurge on the wealthy and leave nothing for everybody else."

ENDS

Contact: GMB Press Office on 07958 156846 or at press.office@gmb.org.uk

[1] http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/education-committee/news-parliament-2015/evidence-check-grammar-schools-report-published-16-17/

Previous press releases:

http://www.gmb.org.uk/newsroom/grammar-schools-equality-gap

http://www.gmb.org.uk/newsroom/GMB-slams-grammar-school-plans

http://www.gmb.org.uk/newsroom/gmb-condemns-grammar-school-reforms

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