Friday, 8 July 2011
Higher And Lower Education
There is a report today that five schools, four of which are fee paying dominate the numbers of youngsters entering the elite universities of Oxford and Cambridge. The fifth is a state school in Cambridge with a somewhat academic parent base.
Does nobody consider that the problem of social mobility in this respect can be at the other end in the graduate recruitment policies and practices of certain leading companies and institutions?
News International, for example, is a major recruiter from those universities as are all our major political parties.