In 1944, the Butler Act introduced the 'Tripartite System' to schools in England and Wales and made secondary education free for all pupils. But what promises did this Act leave unfulfilled?
This lecture is part of Professor Rae's series, 'The Education Reform Act 1988 in its Historical and International Context'. The other lectures in this series are:
Do the British know what education is for?
What should we teach the children?
How should we organise the school system?
How do we create good schools?