ATL comment on The Social Mobility Commission’s State of the Nation Report 2016

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Press release
16 November 2016 by ATL Media Office
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: “The Social Mobility Commission’s State of the Nation Report makes some excellent recommendations, but the fundamental problem is one of inequality. 

“The report states that the link between social demography and educational destiny has not been broken. There is a huge and increasing distance between those at the bottom and those at the top in terms of earnings, life-chances, life-expectancy, and more. These aspects are what makes the difference in educational achievement. For best results in our schools, we must end child poverty and then go further to create a less unequal society.”