Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Cruel inequality

A recent study in England indicates:

l One child in five is on free school meals, but only one in 100 Oxbridge entrants is.

l Only 7 per cent of children attend private schools, but these schools provide 70 per cent of High Court judges and 54 per cent of FTSE 100 chief executives.

l One in five children from poorer homes achieves five good GCSEs, compared with three out of four from affluent homes.

The position is not much different in other countries. It is a colossal tragedy that governments are not making enough efforts to usher in more equality.

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