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The way we were Grammars and the 11-Plus

Extracts from memoirs and diaries, chosen by Ian Irvine

The 1944 Butler Act introduced free and universal state education up to the age of 15. After an 11-Plus exam 20 per cent of children would be selected for grammar schools.

Boys study hard at a grammar school in Stratford, 1960s
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In Prospect’s October issue: Nobel-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz tells our new Editor Tom Clark why globalisation has made him more radical. Rachel Holmes asks whether more women leaders really help women. Five hundred years on, what does Thomas More’s “Utopia” tells us about political idealism. And Tristram Hunt on why Labour needs another Clement Attlee. Also in this issue: David Runciman on why more members isn’t always a good thing for a political party. Will Self on why we’re all turning into robots. Your handy graphic guide to Brexit. Plus: David Willetts on what Theresa May’s industrial strategy should look like. And Kenneth S Rogoff argues we should abolish cash.
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