Education Secretary Justine Greening’s plans to create new grammar schools in the United Kingdom will be put before the House of Commons later today. It is expected that it will face criticism from opposition MPs together with criticism from within her own party.
According to the U.K.’s Prime Minister Theresa May, grammar schools can help to promote social mobility in the United Kingdom. Liberal Democrat Tim Farron however stated that grammar schools may be damaging to Conservative MPs in the same way as tuition fees had been to his party.
According to the Labour Party, increased school selection will what they call “entrench inequality”
Grammar school can “stretch the brightest pupils, but seem likely to come at the cost of increasing inequality” according to a recent report published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.