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Educating Rons and Ritas

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The Sutton Trust was mentioned in a Times leading article. The precise source of the maxim that not everything that counts can be counted is disputed. It is sometimes attributed to Albert Einstein but that doesn’t need to be the case to make it true. So much that counts as education arises out of school…. Read more »

Greg Hurst quoted Sir Peter Lampl in his Times report on the OECD’s findings on fees Britain has the highest tuition fees at publicly funded universities in the developed world, including the United States, according to a new study. However, the institutions spent more per head on each student than any country, the analysis by… Read more »

Private schools still rule the legal world

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Frances Gibb reported for The Times on our research with Prime on leading lawyers Three quarters of senior judges and 71 per cent of top QCs are still privately educated, making them ten times more likely than the general population to have been to an independent school, a survey shows today. Despite efforts to improve… Read more »

Poor white boys are bottom of the class

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Rosemary Bennett mentioned the Sutton Trust in her Times coverage of a new EHRC report on disadvantage White working-class boys have slipped farther down the educational ladder, according to the equalities watchdog. Their achievements at GCSE fall short of every ethnic group, with Pakistani and Bangladeshi children making particular strides in education in the past… Read more »

David Jesson: Schools of thought

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Prof David Jesson cited Sutton Trust research in a letter to The Times. Sir, Your leader (Oct 15) raises issues that go far beyond a decision to allow the Weald of Kent Grammar School to expand. Much of the emphasis of government policy has been on narrowing the gap between disadvantaged and other pupils. Many… Read more »

Kevin Maher: Hitting the Oxbridge jackpot

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Times columnist Kevin Maher reflected on the Sutton Trust Levels of Success report. You probably knew this anyway, but figures collected for the education charity The Sutton Trust have revealed that graduates from Oxford and Cambridge can expect to earn, in the course of their professional lifetimes, up to £400,000 more than graduates from so-called… Read more »

Best apprentices earn more than university graduates

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Greg Hurst reported for The Times on the Sutton Trust Levels of Success report Young people who complete an elite apprenticeship are likely to earn more over their lifetimes than most graduates, research has suggested. School-leavers who take the best apprenticeships should earn about £1.4 million during their working lives, it calculated. This was £51,870… Read more »

Quarter of pupils have private tutors

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Greg Hurst reported for the Times on this year’s Sutton Trust/Ipsos Mori private tuition poll More than two in every five children in London have received help from a private tutor, which is twice the rate among pupils in the rest of the country. Private tutoring has become more common for schoolchildren in the capital,… Read more »

Writing for the Times, Isabel Hardman quotes Sutton Trust research regarding graduate earnings. Bright young people are often right to think a degree is an expensive way to fall behind peers who got a job instead Whingeing forms a low, easily ignored rumble in the background of most social media. One moan by an old… Read more »

Nicola Woolcock reported for The Times on the Private Pay Progression research brief. Privately educated graduates in the best jobs earn thousands more than colleagues who went to state schools, even when qualifications and the university they attended are taken into account, a report says. They have faster pay progression once in high-status employment, with… Read more »