Monday 27 February 2017 / 3:06 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Angela Rayner responds to Social Mobility Commission report

Angela
Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary
, commenting on the Social
Mobility Commission’s report out today, said:

“The
Social Mobility Commission is only the latest expert body to explicitly call
for the Government to abandon their plans to increase selection in our schools.
It does nothing to help most children do better in life. The Government should
finally start listening to all the evidence against new grammars and
concentrate instead on helping all of our children to reach their full
potential, not just the few. 

“Funding cuts will make the attainment gap between advantaged and
disadvantaged children even wider at a time when inequality is steadily
worsening. With the Budget next week, the Chancellor has the chance to put the
needs of all our children first and give education the money it needs.”