Selective schooling is a regressive reform

Theresa May’s controversial decision to lift the ban on the opening of new grammar schools has been buoyed up by claims that selective school systems aid social mobility. In a country where privately educated young people consistently obtain a disproportionately high number of places at top universities compared to the state-educated majority, it is clear […]

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Oxford has come first in the THE World Rankings, but we shouldn’t get carried away

My initial reaction to the news that Oxford had topped the Timed Higher Education World University Rankings was a thoroughly mature one. Punching the air and proudly texting my parents, “Look, I’m so clever”, and the subsequent embarrassed retraction, “But if I’m there, Oxford surely can’t be that great”, are clearly indicative of a great […]

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