I like the range of views. Also some of us are stuck with a system we don't necessarily believe in.
Exactly...I do not believe in selection and have not done since childhood, (when, I hasten to add, entering grammar seemed a lot less bother) but have no choice other than uprooting the family, so I use the support of this site to help us muddle through.
I enjoy a good debate, and a bit of freedom to express my opinion with a wider audience than other parents in the same education area, oh and yes sharing recipes, sympathy, and general parenting woes or cheer is rather nice too. I also like to think my vocabulary and maths ability have both improved a little since reading Guest55 and Amber's posts, which have humiliated me into thinking a little harder before I write drivel or give up on a maths problem.