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Three Cheers for Selection: How grammar schools help the poor

IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, Britain cannot afford to educate its people less well than the best in other countries. We have to educate everyone well, and our most able brains superbly well, if we are to compete globally with educated people from the rest of the developed world and perhaps particularly from the emerging new economies in the east.

Three Cheers for Selection: How grammar schools help the poor

LORD BLACKWELL - Monday 1st January 2007

Norman Blackwell served as Head of the Prime Minister's Policy Unit under John Major from 1995-97, and was previously a member of Margaret Thatcher's Policy Unit in 1986 -87. After graduating from Cambridge with a first class degree in Natural Sciences, he went on to gain both an MBA and a Ph.D in Finance and Economics from the Wharton Business School.