The Learning Renaissance

The Politics of Entitlement Which Wastes Talent

I’ve had the experience of working with schools internationally which are fee paying and state supported. The common perception is that the ‘top’ schools provide an exceptional and high grade educational experience. That has not been my experience. The ‘top’ schools are in a position to self-select their students and money is the arbiter in who they select.  Money also provides the basis for the range of exceptional educational experience they can provide.

I thought as I began to read this article by Rich Lucas that it was going to be another self-serving monologue on the wonders of educational selection. It turned in a different direction and demonstrated why such selection is dangerous and counter productive to a healthy economy and society…

Pupils from ten private and grammar schools dominate applications for top graduate schemes | Rich Lucas | LinkedIn


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Dazed and confused much of the time but convinced we can, as a species, do much better than this if we set our minds to being much more positive and productive towards our fellow humans.

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