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... aspire to be like them, whether it is aiming for prestige like their parents and high marks, or anti-school values such as appearance or personal adventures. These factors favour certain traits and reinforce endemic inequalities that limit social mobility and improvement. Inequality always ends up reducing performance because of its segregating effects (Holmes 2013). These stereotypes are unhelpful and hinder child development and potential success, rather we need to liberate all students regardless of gender and class to choose from a range of behaviours whilst positively extending themselves. Mental, educational and financial support for those who are in need of this assistance first and foremost can begin to improve the education system, whilst shifting away from a competitive monetary education to encouraging excellence and a learning lifestyle in all children.
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