‘Glass floor’ protecting middle classes from social slide – report

Middle-class children benefit from a “glass floor” protecting them from slipping down the social scale in Britain, a report has said. The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission said better-off families managed to provide educational and social advantages to stop their slide. It found less able, richer children were 35% more likely to become high earners than brighter, poorer peers. The government said its reforms were helping disadvantaged pupils catch up. Read More.