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Canada is one of very few industrialized countries not to have a national school food program. (Shutterstock)

Why your kids need a national school food program

As Canadian kids head back to school this week, many will be hungry. Lacking fruits, vegetables and other nutritious foods, they will suffer mood problems, disease and low academic performance.
We are in danger of returning to a stage where young people from poorer backgrounds have no hope of attending an elite university. from www.shutterstock.com.au

How universities make inequality worse

Universities must redress, not reinforce, disadvantage by ensuring more students from lower socio-economic backgrounds have the chance to benefit form them.
To understand inequality in countries like South Africa, it is important to have a good grasp of factors influencing the allocation of skills and knowledge. Shutterstock

How unequal access to knowledge is affecting South African society

In a country as unequal as South Africa, the people who have access to higher education have the power to shape the society, including its elites and middle class.

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