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What if… we really wanted to further social mobility through education?

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Kate Pickett is Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York; co-author, The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone. Lord David Willetts is the Executive Chair of the Resolution Foundation. Diane Reay is Professor of Education at Cambridge University. James Croft is Founding Director of the Centre for Education Economics.


Chair: Professor Becky Francis is the Director of UCL Institute of Education.


Boosting social mobility has been the rallying cry for Left and Right of late, and education highlighted as key to opening up life chances. It’s a cause that’s generated reams of policy wonkery, as well as radical reforms to the curriculum in pursuit of ‘powerful knowledge’ for all. But is any of this really going to bring about the meritocracy that many aspire to, and any time soon? What if we wanted quicker results?


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