Issues such as this around education are firmly based in moral belief, also sometimes led by research but also experience and dare I say lessons from experience or the past. E.g. when the Tory MP Rhodes Boyson supported the comprehensive system over the tripartite system it was widely accepted that he did so for two key reasons; the former had appeared to be flawed and the comprehensive system appeared at the time to be a cheaper form of educating the masses for their place in the workforce. Let us not forget private education in this discussion since its existence still represents the deep seated social barriers which reinforce the status quo, which are not changed by a small percentage of grammer school educated students who are in turn indoctrinated to learn their place and stay there. The big question here is whether we believe as Ms May clearly does that, people are not born equal but some are innately gifted with higher intelligence and capacity to perform at an academically higher level... the old nature Vs nurture debate. It follows that if we do believe this we can justify all the shinnanigans involved in leadership in politics for example, since they are the ones best placed unquestionably to decide what is best for the masses; some of which may have no idea what this actually involves but will protest as they feel what it involves later; or simply perhaps what they read in media and more frequently social media. We should remember that from this point of view extremes of wealth and poverty can also be justified, since clearly the wealthy are simply more intelligent as they go to the better schools and universities, which then justifies a better salary. This disregards inequality and debunks it as irrelevant. The idea behind the tripartite regurgitation is likely to ensure the masses know their place and one they do they are far easier to control. This is more important in a world where access to information via technology ensures both valid and invalid information is freely available. It does not surprised me that many support this after all we voted Tory and Brexit.