Can someone please explain to me.
Why do people hate grammar school? Is it because grammars arent for every child?
I think it is the idea that at the age of 10/11 you have been deemed selective that is the problem for some people. Both my DCs attend grammar school but I can see the argument that every child is entilted to a good education. If you put the lower 75 % into non-grammar then the schools don't really have a chance as you say with behaviour etc. Good well balanced schools for all would be best - though having said that if my DCs weren't in grammar schools I wouldn't be happy with the schools that are currently available in my area.
I do think that grammar schools give some children who may possibly not have the opportunities because of where they live the chance to have a good education in a grammar school if they are bright enough. The only problem now it seems is that people who can afford to are tutoring their children to get the places that the bright, but possibly poor, can't afford to be tutored for. Education, it's always going to be a difficult area with everyone having their own opinion