Self-styled "liberal think tank" CentreForum has just published a report on poorly-performing pupils in the UK. Tackling Educational Inequality suggests that one method of tackling this issue could be to offer generous bonuses to the salaries of teachers who are prepared to work in schools that are located in deprived areas. Calls for the possibility of longer school days and the adoption of synthetic phonics as a teaching tool are among the other recommendations made by the report.


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