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Shami Chakrabari denies “hypocrite” jibes over grammar school stance

Shami Chakrabarti

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Shadow attorney general Shami Chakrabarti has denied that she is a hypocrite for sending her son to an expensive private school when she opposes the Conservative party’s plans to open new state-run grammar schools. Chakrabarti’s son attends the prestigious Dulwich College, where fees start at £18,000-a-year and all students have to pass tough entrance exams to win a place. Critics have argued that while she wants her son to benefit from a private education, Chakrabarti is against children from poorer families taking advantage of selective education, where the highest achieving 11-year-old students are picked to attend grammar schools. “I have…

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