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Housing White Paper offers no hope for young people: here’s what could

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Andy Green.  The Government’s new white paper on housing, entitled ‘fixing our broken housing market’, is not going to fix anything except the share prices of the large private development firms. As Simon Jenkins writes in The Guardian: ‘it is

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Why teachers in London’s most diverse schools believe Brexit threatens British values

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Miri Yemini.  It has now been six months since the referendum results revealed British voters’ decision to withdraw from the European Union, and schools in London are beginning to adjust to this new phase of history. As schools are now

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Posted in Education policy, Social sciences and social policy, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

 Social inequalities – the report card

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Heather Joshi and Emla Fitzsimons . In his speech to the 1999 Labour Party conference Tony Blair compared two babies in adjacent beds on a maternity ward, delivered by the same doctors and midwives but with two ‘totally different lives

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Evidence-based policy, Social sciences and social policy

In the era of ‘post-truth politics’ enabling people to take democratic action is more important than ever

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Titus Alexander.  We may feel like spectators as Brexit and the Trump Presidency unfold, but no one is a bystander. We will either be hit, or act to influence their impact. Educators have a special responsibility to help people make

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Why higher levels of education don’t necessarily mean higher levels of tolerance

Jan Germen Janmaat*. It’s often said that a person’s tolerance rises with their education level. So on this basis, the higher a person’s educational attainment is, the more likely they are to accept racial or ethnic minorities. Studies often show

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