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