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Education inequality worsening, Equality Commission warns

The Equality Commission says identifying inequality in education is the first step in addressing the problem
INEQUALITY in education has become worse in the north since 2007, with persistent underachievement by Protestant students compared to their Catholic counterpart, according to a report by the Equality Commission (EC). The report showed Protestant, and particularly male, students persistently have lower levels of attainment than Catholics at GCSE and A Level, a gap that has widened in recent years. The EC’s Draft Statement on Key Inequalities in Education also showed there is a higher proportion of Catholics entering higher education than Protestants, although more Protestants co[...]
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