Matthew Dancona

Debating selection

It never fails. Assemble a group of highly intelligent people (the more, the merrier), invite them to debate the merits of selective schools, stand well back and enjoy the fireworks.

So it was this beautiful summer’s evening at the Royal Geographical Society, as The Spectator hosted its inaugural debate, chaired by Andrew Neil  – the motion before the audience being the quite straightforward proposition that “grammar schools are best”.

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