Thursday, June 28, 2007

Interesting news today...

It seems that in England, private schools are the way to go if you're looking for the best chance at being successful. In a study by the Sutton Trust, of the 500 most influential people in a variety of fields, more than half had attended private schools (compared with only 7% of the population being privately educated).
Dr Lee Elliot Major, the Sutton Trust's director of research, said: "This analysis shows that the school you attend at age 11 has a huge impact on your life chances, and particularly how likely you are to reach the top of your chosen profession.
"We are still to a large extent a society divided by wealth, with future elites groomed at particular schools and universities, while the educational opportunities available to those from non-privileged backgrounds make it much more difficult for them to reach the top."

The Guardian's story.

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