Educational Inequality: A Teaching Assistant’s thoughts on the most pressing issues in education

1. The gender gap 🙋🏾‍♀️🙋‍♂️

Classic…. Here we go again, another left-wing ‘snow-flake’ who won’t shut-up about women. Funnily enough, you’re kind of right. But you’re also kind of wrong.

2. Exam Stress 😰😰

Exam stress is a national or, for that matter, global issue that faces kids taking high-stakes exams like GCSEs and A-Levels.

3. The early years gap 👶

Before kids even start school, some of them have already been left behind.

4. Limited and unsuitable pathways 🔚

In contrast to the general thread of this post which places emphasis on educational attainment and therefore an ‘academic’ definition of success, it would be wrong to suggest that intelligence can be measured purely by exams and university degrees.

5. Teachers have it tough 👩‍🏫👨‍🏫💪

As I said at the start — I hated school. I hated authority and being told what to do, and I generally believed all teachers were power-hungry poos who wanted to tell me off for the sake of it.

I hope this blog post as been insightful and entertaining. I will continue these posts over the coming weeks.



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Matt Pullen

Matt Pullen

Passionate about redesigning unjust systems and structures and empowering people to prosper. Tweet tweeting @_mattpullen