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Do grammar schools help social mobility?

September 7th, 2016

Episode 1181 of 1333 episodes

Theresa May has been accused of taking education back to the 1950s after plans to open new grammar schools were inadvertently photographed being carried into Number 10. Jenny Whittle, chair of the Kent County council’s Grammar Schools and Social Mobility Select Committee, and David Willetts, executive chair of the Resolution Foundation and former conservative universities minister, discuss whether the creation of new grammar schools in England could improve social mobility. (Image: document. Credit: Barcroft media.)

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