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Grammar schools and hard knocks

The flipside of grammars is most children failing

By Alan Johnson   October 2016

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Read more: The London schools revolution

Theresa May spoke encouragingly about the deep inequality that still pervades our society as she launched what proved to be an unnecessary leadership campaign. As Prime Minister she’s taken the rhetoric a stage further, announcing a government audit, whatever that may be. But incongruously—and in my view, incredibly—she has told her MPs that, as part…

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