Sefton Central Labour party took part in a Labour wide initiative on Saturday, to protest against the proposed Government plans to reintroduce Grammar Schools. The ‘Education not Segregation’ campaign took place in Crosby and Maghull, with plenty of volunteers heading out to raise awareness.
Local MP Bill Esterson said “There was an excellent response to our Education not Segregation campaign, with a very clear message coming from local people. We do not want the reintroduction of an 11 plus which labels 75% of children as failures. We do not want to bring back a two tiered school system.
In Sefton Central we boast excellent schools, with the staff working for the many and not just the few. These schools need to be supported by the Government so that all their students receive the help and guidance needed to achieve their best. Teresa May’s plan for segregation will do the opposite of this, and we must do all we can to fight against it.”