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Breaking this vicious circle not only improves the lives of individuals; it helps maintain the social fabric. At the same time, it makes good economic sense to nourish every childs talent, so that they grow up to be productive members of the workforce. In its assessment of equitable education, the Bertelsmann Stiftung new study Social Justice in the EU A Cross-national Comparison " has ranked all 28 European Union countries educational policies in several dimensions. The extent to which childrens socio-economic status determines their school results is a key measure. But http://www.marketwatch.com/story/huntingtons-new-checking-accounts-can-help-customers-earn-higher-interest-2014-11-06 the report also looks at spending on early childhood education, and countries success in lowering the rates of students leaving school early. Finally, it includes an expert assessment of countries overall educational policies. In general, those doing best in the rankings are three Nordic European Union member states (Denmark, Finland and Sweden), two Baltic countries (Estonia and Lithuania), and a European Union new entrant (Croatia). Britains ranking is slightly below average. The very worst performers are Malta, Portugal, Slovakia and Greece. The biggest improver has been Luxembourg, while the worst slide down the rankings has come in Slovakia. Countries should not focus on excellence per se but on equity Several of the top-ranked countries in terms of equitable access to education such as Estonia and Finland are also the best performers when it comes to reducing the influence of students social background on their educational performance. http://oecdeducationtoday.blogspot.com/2014/11/excellence-through-equity.html?spref=tw

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