Attainment Gap

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Podcast: What is school for? With Doaa Shabbir, Keri McGachy and James McEnaney

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SCHOOL student Doaa Shabbir published an article on CommonSpace last month questioning whether a school system based around a competitive attainment culture is really educational progress, and outlining a vision for education based on the uplifting of a whole generation.

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Piecing Together the Jigsaw Policy Lab 2: child poverty and the education system

Piecing Together the Jigsaw is a Common Weal and Edinburgh University project to connect the politics of child poverty, education and welfare together through participatory discussion and learning. The second Policy Lab of this project on Friday 25 November will look at education and attainment. Here, teacher Robert Connell offers his thoughts on the relationship between child poverty and the education system.

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