1960s education pros and cons

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  • Education reforms 1960
    • Education was improved
      • By 1980, 70000 people were enrolled in the Open University
        • This did not discriminate against classes
        • People could afford to have a job and go to university
        • People did not have to bear the costs of living away from home
      • The Circular 10/65 was introduced
        • The lower class students were getting the same education as others
        • It broke class barriers as there was no segregation
        • Abolished the unfairness of the old system
        • 11+ abolished so future was not determined by 1 exam
      • 22 new universities were founded and polytechnics opened
        • More people could go to university
        • There was less reliance upon the arts: wider range available
    • Education was not improved
      • The Circular 10/65 had faults
        • It disrupted education as people had to move schools
        • By 1970, 8 authorities had not conformed
        • Some grammar schools still existed
        • Comprehensive schools had sets
      • Higher education
        • Open University too time consuming and too late at night
        • The university reforms were not influential alone
      • Upper classes
        • Private schools were not abolished
        • Those who had attended grammar schools got a worse education after Circular 10/65


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