One of the most common things SMS hears is “I grew up in a two tier system and it was fine”, so what are you all worried about.
It took a 10 year-old pupil (you know who you are and I’m very proud of you) to come up with the succinct and precise argument against this. He said “They grew up in a two tier system that had been stable for 20 years”.
That’s it, isn’t it. It might be alright in 20 years’ time. It won’t be for the poor children who go through this chaotic and undrefunded change. There will be disruption on a huge scale and a generation of children will be affected.
Remember, every Education Authority that has changed from three tier to two tier has suffered a drop in educational standards. Northamptonshire went two tier about 5 years’ ago; it is the worst performing Education Authority in the country right now.
Every Child Matters is the mantra in Education now. Quite right. Every Child Matters – including those IN the system that changes.
This is not a done deal – that is a complete and utter myth. We can change this by voicing our concerns loudly.
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