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How I found my vocation: ‘I was told I wasn’t intelligent enough to study’

No one at school knew about my complicated family life, but now I’m studying to be a lawyer and making my children proudI always wanted to study law, but as a teenager I was told I wasn’t smart enough. That put me off for years.I grew up in west London…

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Populism has no place in education – so stop bashing Germans and private schools | Laura McInerney

Both Labour and the Tories’ educational policies could feed the anxious political climateWe live in complicated times. Prorogations. Constitutional crises. It is not surprising, therefore, that the government wants to talk to the public about simple th…

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How I found my vocation: ‘As a black, deaf student, I work 10 times harder’

I was told I wouldn’t be able to go to university, but I used that frustration to fuel my studies I feel like I’ve got two identities: being deaf and being black. It’s a double struggle to fit in and I’ve had to work 10 times harder than my classmates….