The pay gap is a problem in need of a solution

Rather than explaining away gender inequality, educational institutions should seize the opportunity to set an example for students, argues Ian Pryce

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The requirement to report the gender pay gap has produced results both expected and unexpected. Many financial institutions have rightly been criticised for huge gaps, especially in relation to bonuses, which seem to indicate women are losing out compared with men in similar positions.

Large schools, multi-academy trusts and colleges are also required to reveal gender pay gaps, and some are significant. Indeed, Tes reported that educational institutions accounted for half of the biggest gaps (bit.ly/BiggestGap).

Many of these schools and colleges have tried to counter criticism by pointing to ...

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