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Educational inequality—just how bad is the UK?

Tackling it is the key to improving social mobility

By Peter Lampl  

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The world’s English-speaking countries, which include the home nations of Britain and the United States, Australia and Canada, have much in common—culturally, historically, economically. But they are also very different in some ways. And nowhere is this more true than in their national education policies.

But despite the differences between their systems, comparing the education performance of different countries can give us important insights into which school approaches are more effective than others. Our latest piece of research examined a range of international evidence…

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