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The failed generation? Report examines real cost of education under Labour


An entire generation of almost four million pupils have failed to gain their expected qualifications of five good GCSEs including English and maths. Almost a million more pupils have not gained five GCSEs of any grade.

That's according to the Bow Group, the right wing thinktank which develops policy and publishes research for the the Conservative Party has published a new report as part of its invisible nation series.

The report The failed generation: The real cost of education under labour highlights the total number of pupils who have taken their GCSEs under Labour.

Despite an increase in education spending of 75%, over £70.5 billion has been spent on educating pupils who failed to gain the qualifications now expected in the modern day workplace, it says.

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