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Why education inequalities matter and how they can be reduced
by Anna Vignoles
About this EXP
Anna Vignoles is the Director of the Leverhulme Trust and an economist of education.
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Key point 1
There are very few systems in the world that don't have education inequalities. Pupils who experience them are more likely to suffer once they join the labour market.
Key point 2
There are two types of education inequality: the first is the difference in achievement levels that you see in the system. The second is inequality between children within schools.
Key point 3
One solution is targeted spending, where the State deliberately spends more on children who are likely to be otherwise at a disadvantage.
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