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Big Question: could grammar schools improve social mobility?

Five expert responses

By Prospect Team  

Boris Johnson has said Grammar schools are "a very important part of the mix." © Steve Parsons/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Each week we ask experts to come up with answers to the questions dominating the headlines.

Last week, the debate about selective education returned to the mainstream as Conservative Mayor of London—and prospective parliamentary candidate for Uxbridge—Boris Johnson used his LBC radio phone-in to state that scrapping grammar schools was…

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