Ysenda Maxtone Graham

Hope, fights and grammar schools

In my old Kent home town, they stagger school leaving times to stop the Tech kids and the grammar kids fighting at the station

A typical Kentish town, with its grammar school at one end and its secondary school at the other, is a throwback to the Bad Old Days, or the Good Old Days, depending on what your views are on academically selective state education. If Theresa May’s plans go ahead, the whole country might look something like this.

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