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SCHOOLS SPECIALISATION LEADS TO SCHOOLS CHOOSING PUPILS, SAYS AMA

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Specialisation by secondary schools leads inevitably to selection - schools choosing pupils, said Graham Lane, chai...
Specialisation by secondary schools leads inevitably to selection - schools choosing pupils, said Graham Lane, chairman of the Education Committee of the AMA, today.

Mr Lane referred to a letter released by Education Secretary, John Patten, which said specification increased choice.

'It is indeed increasing choice but usually it is the school that chooses the pupil,' said Mr Lane. 'I stand by my assertion that specialisation is a code word for selection and selection lowers standards not increases them,' he said.
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