Grammar Schools

A poll of parents with children in state schools found by YouGov for the Readers Digest found that 59% of parents thought that all children should have the opportunity to go to a grammar school if they passed the entrance exam. It’s a slightly oddly worded question: I think it could easily have been read as saying, “if children passed an exam to qualify for grammar schools in an area that should have them, should they be able to go”. Less ambiguous were the findings that only 41% of parents thought comprehensive schools catered well for children of all abilities, and 59% of of parents would send their children to private schools had they the money.

UPDATE: Looking at the wording of the alternative option, it’s actually pretty clear – see in the comments.


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