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Parenting is not the key to tackling inequality

Britain is quickly turning into a nation characterised by an obscene and unsustainable wealth gap, according to a new report on social mobility. Yet behind the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission’s…
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Scrap school admissions policies based on postcode – they entrench inequality

Why are pupils from disadvantaged families more often found studying in poorly performing schools? Is it the choices their parents make, or are they not able to get into better ones? Perhaps families are…
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Current notions of success do little for white working class

The underachievement of white working-class schoolchildren in the UK continues to be a subject of contentious debate. It is well-documented that white working-class pupils do less well and suffer low social…

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