Schools need help to spot the ‘lost Einsteins’ – The Times

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Divisions have become more entrenched in our education system but Britain is paying a high price for failing poor pupils

Monday April 05 2021, 6.00pm, The Times

The lost Einsteins are the missing geniuses of their generation whose talents are being wasted by a flawed and unfair education system. One study in the US found that if this group invented at the same rate as white men from high-income families there would be four times as many inventors in America, creating billions of dollars in economic growth.

There is a similar problem in Britain, where it typically takes five generations for someone to go from the bottom to the middle of income distribution. In Denmark it takes two. That lack of opportunity is underlying a lot of identity politics, Minouche Shafik, director of the London School of Economics, told the BBC recently. She pointed out that there is an economic as well

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Schools need help to spot the 'lost Einsteins' - The Times

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