NEU comment on social mobility

Commenting on the Education Select Committee’s report on social mobility, Kevin Courtney, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, said:

“Tackling inequality and promoting social justice should be top of the Government’s list. A social justice commission needs teeth and a remit to advise Ministers as well as the ability to carry out impact assessments of draft, or current, legislation. The Education Committee’s report exposes that the Government has been paying lip service to the promise of reducing inequality. The Government has not been properly held to account for the link between its own policies and the increases in poverty. If this Government is serious about tackling injustice it will, as a minimum, commit to adopting the Committee’s proposals about the Commission.”

ENDS

Press release
23 March 2018