Parents will be stripped of the right to object to the expansion of grammar schools, under a new school admissions code laid before parliament.
Campaigners against academic selection say this could force some schools into a battle for survival as grammars expand to take on their neighbours’ best-performing pupils.
The education secretary, Michael Gove, is scrapping restrictions on the expansion of the most popular schools. The move means weaker schools will come under increased financial pressure as their pupil numbers dwindle.
For this is really what markets do well. No, not reward the excellent, but eliminate the shite.
And yes, I think we really rather would like to eliminate the shite schools which is why we should have a market in them.