Free Childcare and Money for Poor to Tackle Class Divide
Byline: PAUL WAUGH
FREE childcare for deprived youngsters and new laws to narrow the gap between rich and poor were unveiled by ministers today as they vowed to end Britain's "class divide".
Gordon Brown was joined by several Cabinet ministers to launch a package of measures aimed at boosting social mobility and unlocking the talent of the most disadvantaged children.
The New Opportunities White Paper includes free nursery places for the poorest two-yearolds and a new legal duty requiring all public bodies to take background into account when delivering services.
All "high potential" children from low-income backgrounds will be given mentors and …
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Publication information: Article title: Free Childcare and Money for Poor to Tackle Class Divide. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Evening Standard (London, England). Publication date: January 13, 2009. Page number: 2. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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