Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Privilege Persists

Guess what? Private school kids are still bagging University places. Privilege is still alive and kicking.

Apparently, this is 'despite' government efforts to encourage top universities and state school pupils to see each other as potential partners. But hey, when those efforts include not just tuition fees, but extra tuition fees if a university rates itself as really top-notch, then even really sincere encouragement won't get you too far, will it?

This is not a big problem to the Torygraph, of course, which is far more exercised by an apparent threat to take away charitable status from private schools. Excuse me, but in what sense is helping posh parents to obtain a privileged education for their kids away from the great unwashed proletarian feral youth in any sense a 'charitable' pursuit?