Letter: Grammar schools
Monday 06 September 1999
The National Grammar Schools Association shares your view of the unsatisfactory nature of the legislation that disenfranchises large numbers of stakeholder parents in "non-qualifying" junior schools in many areas.
It is important for parents to be given hard information about the consequences of arbitrary decisions relating to only one type of secondary school in integrated local systems.
This information should be made available by the Education Department or local education authorities and indicate the consequences for all schools, secondary or primary, of providing a properly funded and reorganised comprehensive system that would fully meet the needs of all our children, and guarantee a provision at least as good as the current local system.
Only this would justify disruption of high achieving schools, the years of upheaval and enormous cost of reorganisation, further diverting funding from all our schools.
Oldbury, West Midlands
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