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27th January 2010 education
The comprehensive system
1960`s it became clear that the tri partite system was wasting talent, education and skills
needed for economic growth and that the equality of opportunity the 1944 act had promised
had not come about.
Solution was seen to be in the comprehensive system which meant provision of a single form
of state secondary education for all. It was also seen as one school for all pupils of all
backgrounds and abilities. All pupils were offered the same opportunities for qualifications and
Belief the system would rescue social class differences in educational attainment.
Creation of educational priority areas (late1960`s) meant extra resources were provided for low
income areas of England in pre schools and primary education. Little evidence to suggest E.P.A.S
produced change in raising standards but similar policies are still impimented today.


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