Submission to the Education Select Committee Inquiry on ‘Underachievement in Education by White Working Class Children’

30 September 2013

There is limited evidence on the characteristics of the white working class, and of their underachievement in education. The particular educational challenges faced by white working class students would therefore benefit from further analysis.  

We know that complex socio-economic factors drive the underachievement of poorer pupils, and that the Government, schools and teachers have a key role to play in ensuring that young people achieve their full potential.

The Russell Group of Universities is playing its part to raise the aspirations and attainment of young people in some of the most deprived areas of the country. Many of these activities will impact positively on white working class pupils.

Submission to the Education Select Committee Inquiry on ‘Underachievement in Education by White Working Class Children’

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