The English Disease - Do We Need More David Starkeys?

Mary Ann Sieghart

Last week "The Indepenent" came out in favour of the return of Grammar Schools to improve "Social Mobility". 

"Meanwhile all schools could be encouraged to specialise: grammars in traditional academia and non-grammars in technology, sport, languages, music, drama or art. In that way, children would be more likely to find a school that suited their talents" 

The Moon is not sure that returning to a system that actively encourages inequality is the answer.
Whatever happened to the classless society? Is it not about time this country was not run by a bunch of amateurs that can quote a bit of Latin?

The Geek Manifesto by Mark Henderson points to the real problem as reviewed by Nick Cohen in the Observer.

On "Social Mobility" US style Our Economics Corespondent recommends:

The Great Gatsby and the American dream »
Class inequality and 'the gospel of wealth' – in tackling such issues F Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece has never been more relevant. The 'American dream' has always been an idea of failure


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