Monday, 20 October 2014

State of the Nation

The Social Mobility and Poverty Commission has just published its second State of the Nation report. This publication assesses the progress that is being made on combating child poverty in the UK, and predicts future trends, particularly with a view to whether the all-party agreement to halving child poverty by 2020 is likely to be me met. At present this seems unlikely, given that today's report claims that child poverty is actually set to rise.

Both the full text of the report and a summary version are available from this link. You can also read a thoughtful reaction piece on the BBC website, entitled How Can Education's Rich-Poor Gap be Closed?

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