Education Divides: Poverty and schooling in the 1990s

Publication date: 1995 Format: Paperback, 160 pages Published by: Child Poverty Action Group
ISBN: 0 946744 76 9
£7.95

The first book to bring together the views of parents and relevant research findings to show the impact of recent educational changes on poor children. Education Divides presents a stark picture of growing inequalities in funding, educational standards and quality.

Today, children from poor families are less likely than their better-off peers to do well in examinations or to stay on in education – and the gap is widening. As well as showing the growth of inequalities, measures are proposed to create genuine equality of educational opportunity for all children.

As this week’s CPAG report finds, poor staying-on rates are still stubbornly linked to social disadvantage’ Times Educational Supplement

The first report to bring together a mass of statistics and research with the views of parents to show the impact of recent education policies on children from low income families…presents a stark picture of growing inequalities in funding, educational standards and quality’ Head Teachers Review

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