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Six reasons why grammar schools don’t help social mobility

"The broad consensus among academics highlights the consistency of the evidence"

By Lindsey Macmillan  
Prime Minister Theresa May wants to bring back academic selection

Prime Minister Theresa May wants to bring back academic selection

Theresa May is determined to press on with the expansion of grammar schools, claiming that she wants to increase social mobility. But the evidence on this is clear: grammar schools do not improve social mobility. In fact, they hinder it. The broad consensus among academics highlights the consistency of the evidence.

We know three things about early selection and access for poor kids:

1.    The last great expansion of grammar schools,…

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