Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Time to end the hereditary principle in education says Financial Times - good for them!


Here is a leading column in the FT which should be much welcomed. It describes the challenge for the two public schoolboys who now rule Britain. The question is, are they serious in their efforts to reform education so that it is no longer the case that the better-off can feather the beds of their children, giving them life chances that far exceed those whose parents have less money. I sincerely hope so, because until they do, Britain remains well short of the meritocracy it must become in order to fully realise the talents of its young people.

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