Internships are 'shutting' disadvantaged people out of careers.
A system of stepped fees and restored maintenance grants would reduce average levels of debt substantially, and clear fee debt entirely for those from low income households, at a more moderate cost to the taxpayer. This would significantly lower financial barriers to participation, while nonetheless sharing the cost between the taxpayer and those with the greatest ability to pay. Young people deserve a fairer deal, and genuine reform of student finance would be a good place to start.
The combination of these changes could see a reduction in quality and a widening of school readiness gaps just as there is some evidence that gaps have started to narrow. In particular, the restriction of the 30 hours to working parents could make it even harder for the children of mothers not in work to gain the developmental skills that could help them escape a cycle of disadvantage.
Education experts have called it 'huge waste of talent'.
Bright teenage girls from poor families lag behind their well-off peers in maths, reading and science by three years at the
UK's top professions still dominated by private school and Oxbridge grads.
Thousands of talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are missing out on top jobs, a parliamentary inquiry into
Life has not always been easy but I have been lucky. I have been educated, supported and informed. I have, for the most part, felt empowered. When I have not, I have been surrounded by friends, family and colleagues who have fought for me. Until I met Lucy, I did not appreciate how lucky that made me.
Private Tutoring on the Rise Recent reports have claimed that over 25% of state-educated 11 to 16-year-olds have enlisted
I want to muscle in on the latest playground scrap. After MP Matt Hancock suggested employers weed out privileged job applicants by asking them if they were privately educated, headteachers of some of Britain's top independent schools, including Eton and Westminster, have accused politicians - and the media that reported his thoughts so widely - of being "rude" about them.