In episode #002 Dr Sam Baars talks to George Duoblys. They ask do faith schools perpetuate social social segregation? Is focusing on white working class boys helpful? Do Ofsted’s gradings for nurseries really measure the right things?
- Early years: Kids who go to ‘outstanding’ nurseries don’t necessarily do better than those who don’t when they get to primary school.
- Selection in the non-selective school sector. House prices drive segregation.
- Poor kids in rich areas are still less likely to get into the areas’ best schools when compared to their wealthier peers
- The challenges white working class boys face are not unique to them, they are also shared by many pupils from other working class backgrounds.
- Why evidence against grammars might not be enough to change supporters’ minds.
George and Sam also commiserate about that embarrassing moment when you realise you’re sat next to the author of a report you should have read… but haven’t.
Resources/people featured or mentioned
- Quality in Early Years Settings and Children’s School Achievement – Centre for Economic Performance (LSE)
- Schooldash, Challenge and icoco report on segregation
- Minority Report – Runnymede Trust
- The underrepresentation of white working class boys in higher education – LKMco and KCL
- David Runciman on Theresa May
- Laura McInerney
- Dr Sam Baars
- George Duoblys
Oui by Simon Mathewson from http://freemusicarchive.org