No doubt there are pros and cons for integration versus specialist schools, and it provokes the argument on the rights of minorities versus what is best for all.
In the dark days that I taught maths and science to a group of 15 year old boys from working class and ethnically diverse background, there was a range of characters, abilities and temperaments. The brightest students required much less time to get through the work than did others, and I was always torn about who to help the most.
Kids with no interest, with learning difficulties need to be given special treatment and encouragement, but the system in 1974, only allowed for the average, so the brightest did not get support to excel, and the poorest were left to sink.
I had hoped times had changed, but maybe not. Any teachers out there, who can give a 2017 perspective ?