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Liz speaks in education and social mobility debate


On Tuesday 22nd November I spoke in a Commons debate about why we cannot afford to be complacent about the “achievement gap” between poor and better off children. Ensuring every child gets a great education is about more than our belief that everyone should have the chance to fulfill their potential, it is at the heart of our response to globalisation too. The world is changing faster than ever before. We shouldn’t shy away from change, but instead equip people with the skills, knowledge, chances and choices to make change work for them. Expanding grammar schools is not the answer, and will do nothing to address these challenges. The Government must think again. You can watch my speech here, or read the full debate here.