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'Two Years On' Data on Children article in the Telegraph

15th February 2012 07:47

 

Children are being 'failed on a grand scale'

"Prof Sir Michael Marmot, on the second anniversary of his major review into how wealth affects health, disclosed that four in ten children are failing to master the basic skills expected of a five year-old.

The number of failing pupils in poorer areas is almost double the number in wealthier suburban parts of the country meaning children's lives are being 'blighted' from an early age by inequality, Sir Michael, Director of University College London, Institute of Health Equity, said..."

The full article is available on the Telegraph website.