Education divide set to widen during lockdown, charity warns

Unequal access to adequate home-learning environments could disproportionately affect the grades of poorer students, says the Social Mobility Foundation

THE education divide will widen during the coronavirus lockdown, with poorer students less likely to have access to quiet study rooms, private tutors and the internet, a charity warned today. 

About 40 per cent of children from low-income families – earning less than £20,000 – do not have a quiet room at home to work in, according to data from the Social Mobility Foundation (SMF). 

In households where parents earn over £70,000 the figure is18 per...
source: Morning Star Online

2020-04-03 20:47
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