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Labour's second betrayal

Following the 1944 Education Act the Labour government, though committed in principle to equality of opportunity, presided over a tripartite system of secondary grammar, technical and modern schools which denied it to the vast majority of pupils.

Fifty-seven years ater that betrayal is about to be repeated. New Labour is about to preside over a new tripartism - of "advanced specialist", "specialist" and "bog-standard" comprehensive schools.

Professor Colin Richards

1 Bobbin Mill

Spark Bridge

Cumbria

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