Theresa May backs plans for new grammar schools
8 September 2016
Commenting on reports that the Prime Minister is considering the expansion of new grammar schools, Kevin Courtney, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers' union, said:
"Theresa May's plans for new grammar schools are a regressive move and a distraction from the real problems facing schools and education. Teacher retention and recruitment is at dangerously low levels, assessment is in disarray and insufficient school funding is impacting on the quality and range of educational experiences teachers can offer students. These are the issues that need addressing, not a return to an archaic idea that has been roundly rejected for decades.