David Kynaston on private education

He says:

… private education is essentially a mechanism – in its own terms a brilliantly successful mechanism – by which children who are already privileged by dint of the circumstances of their birth go to highly resourced schools and have their privileged socioeconomic position further entrenched and strengthened.

Reminds me of Alan Bennett’s sermon from earlier this year, published in the LRB. I tweeted this comment from it as it mirrored my own reaction to arriving at Oxford:

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Kynaston also cites Bennett’s sermon at the end of his article.


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