Wednesday 5 October 2016 8.29pm
It's good to see Southwark Labour campaigning for 'Education not Segregation'
prompted by the Tory initiative to re-introduce grammar schools.
So why do Southwark Labour, in the guise of the Council, fund local church schools which give admissions priority to children of parents who just happen go to church? Surely, that is promoting segregation? And is that not discrimination against people who just don't happen to go to a particular church?
There are also plenty of Southwark Council
funded schools (some religious, others not) which claim not to be selective and which are not Grammar schools, but which undertake 'band or ability testing' and require 'supplementary information forms' to basically engineer a selective intake.
So the logical conclusion is this - if Southwark Labour really are serious about 'Education not Segregation' - then they have a chance to stamp it out right here, right now, in their own back-yard.