It’s about the principle of merit

Professor Tony Gallagher attacked the DUP for wanting to hold on to the 11 plus. He argued it was a barrier to a 21st century education and accused the DUP of playing politics but abandoning their working class voters. However, Sammy Wilson, DUP Education spokesperson, took Gallagher to task pointing it out the DUP wants to maintain academic selection not necessarily the 11 plus and highlights that our present system provides greater social mobility that the English, Scottish and Welsh systems.

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