Jo Hutchinson: ’50 years before we have an equitable school system’

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We’re making slow progress in closing the attainment gap, claims the Education Policy Institute’s Jo Hutchinson, because the picture is far more complex than you’d think

The gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers has been entrenched in our education system for generations. These gaps become evident in the early years and grow throughout schooling.

These inequalities transmit into later life: young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are less likely to continue into post-compulsory education, they have lower average earnings, poorer health and are more likely to get…

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