The Poverty Gap

Discussion of the ongoing class divide in British education Despite all our best efforts we continue to have one of the greatest class divides in education in the industrialized world. The socio-economic attainment gap is evident as early as 22 months and widens as a child gets older and there is no change in the number of poor children getting to university. Can education help bridge the class divide or does it merely make it worse? Jonathan Dimbleby is joined by a panel of experts and an informed audience to debate education’s biggest failure.

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