Why everyone* should go to university

Why everyone* should go to university

Coaching, University
The college where I work is well known throughout the region for its high standards. Progress and results are great, most of our students are successful at university and we’re one of the biggest state providers of entrants to Oxford and Cambridge. Not bad for a non-selective city sixth form, and I’m proud to have played a part in that success. It annoys the hell out of me though! In the UK, there is such a cultural emphasis on elitism: according to social mobility charity the Sutton Trust, 24% of MPs are Oxbridge educated and two-thirds of Boris Johnson’s cabinet went to private schools, compared to 7% of the general population. It’s as if we’ve become blinkered, believing that privilege is the only measure of someone’s worth. Old-fashioned deference is…
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