Justine Greening, the Education Secretary, has failed to name any respected educational expert or institution that supports extending grammar schools as she prepared to launch a consultation into the policy.
Ms Greening also refused to rule out introducing quotas for the most disadvantaged children in England to attend to grammar schools, saying the Government would not elaborate on details before publication of a White Paper on the controversial policy.
The Education Secretary’s comments came as she outlined in a speech on Thursday how the Government will introduce a new model for grammar schools – championed by Theresa May – to “work for everyone”, including children from “ordinary working families”
But when asked on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme whether she could name any respected educational figure or institution that actually wants more grammar schools, she failed to do so.
Source: The Independent