If Cameron's Conservatives win, how exactly will Britain be different?
As a victim of comprehensive education, I am inclined to see attitudes to selection in education as a key "sanity test" for politicians. In no other country in which I have lived can anyone comprehend Britain's Marxist approach to the issue. No policy is more damaging, both to individuals and to the nation's competitive position. The sheer waste of talent is incredible. No nation can hope to compete as a high wage economy if most of its intelligent young people have no access to decent education.
If education is to be tailored to academic ability, ability must be tested. If you disagree with this proposition, you are an ideologue not an educator.
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