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Sir Peter Lampl writes for The Sun

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Sir Peter Lampl wrote for The Sun on white working class boys. It has been a bad week for white working class boys. Two new reports show they’re missing out on a good education. In a nutshell, they reveal that if you’re poor and white, you’re less likely to study A-levels or go to university. Today’s Sutton… Read more »

GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 05: Pupils at Williamwood High School attend a math class on February 5, 2010 in Glasgow, Scotland. As the UK gears up for one of the most hotly contested general elections in recent history it is expected that that the economy, immigration, the NHS and education are likely to form the basis of many of the debates. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Writing for The Sun, Lynn Davidson reports on new Sutton Trust research. White working-class boys from poor neighbourhoods face a “double disadvantage” – making them far less likely to continue studying after their GCSEs, a report reveals. Living in a deprived area and having low family incomes means fewer than a third of these boys will… Read more »

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Poor kids face job ‘prejudice’

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Writing for the Sun, Kevin Schofield featured Nicky Morgan’s speech ahead of the Sutton Trust/Education Endowment Foundation Summit.  See below for an extract: Top firms are prejudiced against bright kids from poor backgrounds, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan will say today. She will tell education think tank the Sutton Trust: “Bright children from poor backgrounds are still… Read more »

Private schools pay off, kids earn extra £200k

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Writing for the Sun, Emily Ashton reports on the new Sutton Trust/SMF research on Open Access. Privately educated kids go on to earn nearly £200,000 more than state school pupils by the age of 42, a report reveals. The “wage premium” comes from getting better A levels leading to top-notch universities. They will take home… Read more »