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MPs examine underachievement in white working class children

29 January 2014

The Education Committee continues its inquiry into Underachievement in Education of White Working Class Children.

Witnesses

Wednesday 29 January, The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 9.30am

  • Conor Ryan, Director of Research and Communications, The Sutton Trust
  • Charles Parker, Chief Executive, The Baker Dearing Trust
  • Keith Smith, Executive Director, Funding and Programmes, Skills Funding Agency
  • Professor Alison Wolf, Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management, King's College London

At 10.30am

  • Alex Burghart, Director of Policy, Centre for Social Justice
  • Owen Jones, Author, Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class
  • Professor Denis Mongon, Visiting Professorial Fellow, Institute of Education, University of London
  • Chris Wellings, Head of Programme Policy, Save the Children

Purpose of the session

This is the third session for the White Working Class inquiry, with one panel addressing the extent to which vocational education can help to address White working class underachievement, and a second focused on the ‘bigger picture’ of the problem of underachievement in education by this group, in terms of connections with wider social issues.

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