“Conference, Theresa May is telling fairy tales about social mobility and opportunity. Selection is toxic. It tells a clever child they are stupid, strips a child of self-esteem and embeds inequality.”
In her speech Rayner also launched a “Childcare Taskforce”, which she said would help working parents find “affordable, high-quality childcare and early years learning”.
“Our aim will be to provide the care and support for every child to fulfil their potential, and to help parents back to work”, she said.
She drew applause as she referred to her background as a single mother, and praised Labour’s Sure Start centres, which she said helped her after she “left school at 16, pregnant, with no qualifications.”
“Labour’s Sure Start centres gave me and my friends, and our children, the help and support we needed to grow and develop.”
Article source: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/09/27/angela-rayner-kicks-off-education-not-segregation-campaign-to-oppose-grammars_n_12216500.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-politics&ir=UK+Politics