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Does social mix in schools matter?

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Why do children of richer parents tend to end up in better state schools than those of poorer parents?

Researcher Lee Elliot Major and Graham Stuart, of the Education Select Committee, talk about how to devise a school-admissions system that gives sufficient access to pupils from poorer backgrounds.


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