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Want to level up the UK? Tackle the uneven distribution of good teachers

High-quality education is a key determinant of life chances

By Luke Sibieta  

The prime minister cannot hope to “level up” the country without reform to education policy: school funding, education standards and social mobility all deserve attention.

Teacher quality must also be part of any conversation about the great imbalances in education. There is overwhelming evidence that the quality of teaching matters hugely for a young person’s life chances—but the distribution of good teachers remains highly uneven. Tackling that looks to be…

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