|Posted on December 13, 2016 at 8:25 AM|
British Department of Education figures show-
71 per cent of poor sixth-form children at English grammar schools (selective high schools) go on to University.
29 per cent of these poor grammar school children go on to the elite Russell Group universities.
Only 56 per cent of similarly poor sixth-form children at comprehensive (mixed ability) schools go on to university.
Only 9 per cent of these poor comprehensive school children go on to the Elite Russell Group universities.
And only 15 per cent of better-off children at comprehensive schools go on to the elite Russell Group univestities.
Which all suggests that intelligent children from both rich and poor families will do MUCH better at a selective high school than at a comprehensive school.
And our selective high schools are largely full of Asian students whose parents care enough about education to pay for them to receive private coaching.
We need more selective high schools in Australia so that our intelligent Australian children - rich and poor - can have access to the education that they deserve.
Proof grammar schools boost poorer pupils : Twice as likely to go to top universities as rich children at comprehensives, Eleanor Harding, P.31, Daily Mail, 14 October 2016