Monday, January 16, 2006

Comprehensively wrong

In explaining so clearly that academic selection helps social mobility, the Telegraph misses the point. I believe Labour loves comprehensive schools - which by any rational measure are a failure - precisely because they inhibit social mobility.

As a class-based socialist party, Labour needs intelligent working-class people to be prevented from advancing. It needs such people to be embittered, frustrated and open to left-wing ideology. It wants them to fail, because Labour is the losers' party.

Telegraph | Opinion | Comprehensively wrong

1 comment:

Raw Carrot said...

Hear hear! Did you see the piece in the Guardian today suggesting that money raised through the work of PTAs is in some way "unfair"... honestly... The Left love to level down. And, as you point out, if they ever stop then they will cease to exist.