29 Jul '14

News We need to tackle brazen elitism to help poorer children | Melissa Benn

Michael Gove peddled the myth that poverty does not damage children's chances, says Melissa BennMichael Gove has bequeathed the nation several tricky, and highly emotive, legacies. But perhaps none is more potent apparently plausible and yet subtly dangerous than the simplistic idea that education can be a universal route out of poverty.The argument goes something like this: if schools can only get it right, then every child can escape his or her background or, at the very least, jump up a social class or two. Continue reading...

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