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Reality TV needs to be more inclusive for Eton & Oxbridge graduates

A Social Mobility Commission study has discovered that those who really run the UK are woefully under-represented on the only thing that matters to the British public – Talent Shows . 268 more words

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Why an Oxbridge cabinet needn't be 'elitist'

I feel a kind of duty as an undergraduate at Oxford University to defend the Oxbridge institution as a whole. Today, there have been lots of articles after the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission found that the UK is deeply elitist and that top jobs are more often that not held by Oxbridge graduates and those that attended private schools. 654 more words

Issue

On Language Skills

There is an extraordinary map doing the rounds of Twitter which shows, based on I know not what evidence, what proportion of the population of EU countries can hold a conversation in English. 175 more words

When Will Labour Be Honest About Private Schools?

Another day, another “revelation” that Britain is a deeply elitist, socially segregated country thanks to the harmful influence of private schools and their irritating habit of setting their students up to succeed with a good education and useful network of influential contacts. 1,526 more words

Politics

IMF Lists 25 Brightest Young Economists

This article is a recommended read. Check it out!

via IMF Lists 25 Brightest Young Economists.

What immediately caught my attention was that there was only one person from Britain, and he lives in the US and is based at Stanford, California’s, IVY league university. 124 more words

Politics

Public bodies, as well as governments around the world, must act on social mobility

By Sarah Hathaway, head of ACCA UK

The results of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission survey give cause for grave concern and demonstrate that not enough is being done to prevent Britain remaining an exclusive ‘club’ at the top of our society. 440 more words

ACCA

Social Workers in School

Today’s NYTimes op ed page features an essay by Daniel Cardenali advocating that schools serving children in poverty require the services of a social worker. I completely agree with this assertion since social workers possess a different skill set than guidance counselors, psychologists, special education case managers, and– in some cases– classroom teachers, the staff members who typically try to assume some of the responsibilities that a social worker could do more effectively. 454 more words