Sunday, June 17, 2007

Davis reignites Grammar Wars...

As David Cameron prepares to launch his 'Save Dave' campaign tomorrow, his rival for the leadership of the Conservative Party has re-ignited the row over Grammar Schools.

Speaking on BBC1's Sunday AM, David Davis insisted that grammar schools promote social mobility.

The very reason Cameron called for 'no more grammar schools' was because they impede social mobility.

Mr Davis, who called for more grammar schools during the 2005 Tory leadership contest against David Cameron said today:

My primary interest is the simple issue of social mobility - making sure youngsters get the best chances.

There is more than one way to do that. Grammar schools is one, and where they're there we will continue with them.
Cameron had previously said 'no more selection through the 11-plus. The Tory Leader said it was wrong to divide children into 'sheep and goats' at the age of 11, but was then forced into a damaging u-turn after a threatened revolt within his own party.

His 'Save Dave' relaunch tomorrow merely demonstrates the disarray the Tory Leadership is in. And Mr Davis is clearly intent on exposing the splits.

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