Too many children left behind

Too Many Children Left Behind

21 October 2015

Speaker: Jane Waldfogel (Columbia University)
Respondent: Lee Elliot Major (Chief Executive of the Sutton Trust)

A CASE - International Inequalities Institute event

Jane Waldfogel of Columbia University explains her work as part of a team of social scientists who compared educational outcomes and their link to family socio-economic status across the English speaking world.

Their striking findings include that much inequality is present before children start school, and in some areas widens during school. She presents key policy recommendations to reduce the gap and increase achievement. 

Responding to Jane is Lee Elliot Major, Chief Executive of the Sutton Trust.

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