Diversity of schools

1st February 2008 at 00:00
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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