ENGLAND’S GRAMMER SCHOOL PLAN GETS 5 OUT OF 10
Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to reform British education deserves higher marks for effort than for achievement. Reintroducing selective grammar schools probably won’t fix the UK’s two big problems: too-high inequality and too-low productivity. It fits, though, with an emerging trend of the state picking winners. How well the strategy works will depend on the success of safeguards designed to protect the losers.