Monday 13 February 2017 / 12:14 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Commenting on the Education Select Committee’s report into the evidence for grammar schools – Angela Rayner

Angela Rayner, Shadow Education Secretary, commenting on the Education Select Committee’s report into the
evidence for grammar schools, said:

“When even the Conservative-dominated Education
Selection Committee calls Theresa May’s new grammar schools an ‘unnecessary
distraction’, it’s time that ministers finally sat up and took notice.

“There is a crisis in teacher recruitment,
schools budgets are being cut for the first time in decades and hundreds of
thousands of pupils are in super-sized classes. The Tories should be
keeping their pledge to protect school funding rather than pressing ahead with
this policy which will only make things worse for the majority of
children.”

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