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Think tank exposes cost of education under Labour


An entire generation of almost 4 million pupils has failed to gain their expected qualifications of five good GCSEs, including english and maths, according to a new report.

The Bow Group, the right wing think tank which develops policy and publishes research for 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 the current government.

It claims that almost 1 million pupils have not gained five GCSEs of any grade at all.

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 said.

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