Why there’s never been equality in English schools — Melissa Benn’s speech at the Goldsmiths conference

27 May 2012
Local Schools Network
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I filmed Melissa speaking at the Goldsmiths College Teaching and Learning Conference, Future Tense, last week and have just posted the video on YouTube. Posting it now is particularly timely because it lays to rest the myth that private and grammar schools increase social mobility when, as Melissa points out, they do the opposite. Her talk is wide-ranging, looking at the history of English education since 1945.

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