At just over half the intake, exactly the same proportion of people goes to Oxbridge from state schools now as did so in the days of the Secondary Moderns, which will always and by definition be most people's experience of selective secondary education.
It is laughable to suggest that in general the Britain of the 1950s was either a more mobile or, indeed, a better-educated society.
But anyway, there will never be a parliamentary majority for this, and in any case it would never work. How are grammar schools supposed to be magicked up?
Rather, this is how Theresa May is distracting her party from the absence of the slightest progress on Brexit.
As well as from the fact that she supports elected workers' representation (which would in practice mean trade union representation) on company boards, statutory restraints on pay differentials, and an inquiry into Orgreave, while having a Department for Industrial Strategy.
All four of those things either are going to happen, or they are already happening. Unlike grammar schools.