Robert Halfon on Grammar Schools: “Poor record on social justice”

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon rose on the floor of the House of Commons to enter into a debate on Grammar Schools.

Recently, the government announced a £50 million cash injection to support an extension to grammar schools.

Robert Halfon said: “I am not against grammar schools and I wish them well, but they have a poor record on social justice.

“Only 3% of those who go to them have free school meals and the proposals will benefit only a few thousand people. Has my right hon. Friend considered that the £200 million would be better spent on one-to-one tuition for our most vulnerable pupils, including the 33% who do not get free school meals?

“Some 285,000 children could be helped, through the Education Endowment Foundation, with 12 weeks one-to-one tuition for our most vulnerable children.

The full debate can be found below.

https://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2018-05-14a.40.0&s=speaker%3A24784#g42.0

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2 Responses to "Robert Halfon on Grammar Schools: “Poor record on social justice”"

  1. JerryFromQueens   May 15, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    Millions of children could also be helped by the government not cutting school funding so that children can be taught in secure classrooms not leaking whenever it rains.

    Millions of children could also be helped by making the streets a safer place by not cutting police numbers directly resulting in the recent spate of crime a d murders in this country.

    Millions of children could also be helped by a properly funded NHS so they don’t face the prospect of dying early in corridors and privatisation of our most important institution.

    See where I’m going with this, Bobby?

  2. MickyB77   May 16, 2018 at 6:23 am

    Dickensian conditions ? Dying in corridors ?

    Oh, it’s jfq again.

    Socialism breeds POVERTY.

    Check out J Kyle. Right up your street.

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