'Quite clearly the education secretary recognizes that a two-tier education system does not work. We welcome his insight. I suspect he believes that specialist schools are an unnecessary diversion but is constrained by Downing Street from acting on that belief.
'Yet today we have an announcement which ignores the evidence.
'All schools are unique. That fact, and the success of comprehensive schools, should be recognized and celebrated by government. The education secretary should spend his time promoting standards rather than concentrating on structures.'
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