The power of education to fight inequality

How increasing educational equality and quality is crucial to fighting economic and gender inequality

Publication date: 17 September 2019
Author: Jo Walker, Caroline Pearce, Kira Boe, Max Lawson

A good-quality public education is liberating for individuals. It can also be an equalizer within society. This report shows the unparalleled power of public education to tackle growing inequality and bring us closer together. To achieve this, education must be both of good quality and equitable; it should be free, universal, adequately funded, with well-supported teachers, and accountable public oversight. Fairer taxation of the wealthiest can help pay for it.