Academies ‘increase divisions between the rich and poor’

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Academies ‘increase divisions between the rich and poor’

Post by JIM CURRAN » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:09 am

Academies ‘increase divisions between the rich and poor’: Study finds segregation made worse by a wider choice of schooling

The Government’s new academies are creating greater segregation between pupils from rich and poor homes than council-run state schools, according to a groundbreaking study published today.

The research, led by Professor Stephen Gorard from the University of Durham, concludes there is a “stubborn” underlying level of segregation in UK schools – fuelled by successive governments’ attempts to widen choice in schooling.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/educa ... 97105.html

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