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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Class and the Eleven Plus

There is a fascinating article in the New Statesmen today by Danny Dorling.

One of the points he made was that in time gone by more boys were able to attempt Eleven Plus examinations because there were more places for boys.

He argued that the Grammar School boys created a class classification based on men's occupations.

If we look forward to twenty years time, our present Eleven Plus boys and girls will be busy building a new world.

I have the feeling that ability, money and privilege will still count.

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