(Original post by Bojo)
what a load of rubbish! grammar schools get far less funding than comps. etc.
the worse the school performs, the more cash the government give them to try and improve. therefore grammar schools tend to get the least funding out of any of the state schools.
Today maybe - and it is still very dependant on the region - out of the state schools in my area, the ones who perform the best, find it easier to get more money from the govt not the other way round.
What I was referring to is back 30, 40 years ago when it wasn't so much Grammar vs Comps, but grammars vs secondary moderns and the secondary moderns were the ones who lacked facilities and had 2nd rate facilities.
If we had more grammar schools, I'm worried it would lead to a greater divide between types of kids in schools. At the moment, Comps are mixed ability but if there were an influx of grammar schools, that could lead to kids who are judged more intelligent (at age 11 which is stupid) all going to the grammars.
This would lead to other schools, the 'comps' in this case filled with just under privileged and low-achieving (academically at least) students. At age 11, like in the day of the secondary-modern and like still today in some schools they wouldn't be pushed to develop their full potential, just to pass. Thus, kids who may develop academically more around the age of 14 or even 16 won't be able to catch up with grammar schools who have the A* or nothing attitude.