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More nature versus nurture debate

More nature versus nurture debate

Sir Michael Barber, former adviser to Tony Blair on education and policy delivery, has suggested that British students are falling behind those in high-performing East Asian countries because too many parents in the UK believe that ability is inherited rather than the result of hard work. It seems that his view is widely supported: in a Schools Improvement Net poll conducted on 8 May in which 100% of respondents answered 'Yes' to the question: 'Is the impact of effort on educational outcomes under-rated in UK families?'
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