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Diversity of schools

Opening different kinds of school will not have an impact on standards of achievement, MPs have been told. The idea that diversity leads to better results was described as a "red herring" by Steve Gibbons, a research associate at the London School of Economics. The best way to raise standards is to focus on the lowest-achieving pupils, not change school structures, Dr Gibbons told the Commons children, schools and families select committee.

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