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FED150 – ‘Why is it so difficult for education policy to achieve social mobility and levelling up?’

To mark the 150th Anniversary of universal state education we hosted a unique gathering of former Secretaries of State for Education to reflect on past successes of education, the unintended consequences of past policy, and to envision what still remains to be done.


Hosted by Branwen Jefferys, education correspondent for BBC News, the groups discussed their ‘Lessons Learned – The reflections of 12 former Secretaries of State’, in what are important and candid reflections on their time in office.


In this session you hear Baroness Gillian Shephard, Charles Clarke, Baron David Blunkett and Justine Greening discussing:


‘As a starting point, we are asking why it seems so difficult for education policy to achieve social mobility and levelling up?’

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