by Dennis Ambler
This, from a “Conservative” led government:
“Middle-class children could miss out on the most popular state schools under radical government plans to give priority to pupils from the poorest backgrounds.
As part of a sweeping reform of national admissions rules to be unveiled today, hundreds of academies and free schools will be allowed to select pupils based on family income for the first time.
They will be allowed to discriminate in favour of children who are eligible for free school meals — those whose parents earn £16,000 or less — in an attempt to close the gap between rich and poor.”