Lola Okolosie makes a robust argument for abolishing grammar colleges (The Tories preserve bottling their push for extra grammar colleges. Is it as a result of they know they don’t work?, 16 March). However one downside with specializing in the abolition of such colleges is that it requires folks to subscribe to the view that all the pieces about them is immeasurably superior; that these failing the eleven-plus missed out on the best alternative of their lives. Different provision is inevitably seen as second class. And for those who had been unsuccessful, you’re second class – which is the psychological fallout that you simply by no means fairly overcome, no matter your later achievements.My expertise of my secondary bilateral faculty was excellent. The educating was dynamic and the ethos was supportive and strict. It ensured that once I entered the grammar faculty sixth kind, the transition was seamless.What wants to vary is the elitist view. Sure, having extra complete education is a part of the answer. However we should always worth equally the entire vary of schooling – each vocational and tutorial.
Yvonne Williams
Ryde, Isle of Wight Have an opinion on something you’ve learn within the Guardian as we speak? Please e mail us your letter and it will likely be thought of for publication in our letters part.


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