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Old 12-06-2019, 10:49 AM
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Can't we have someone from a comprehensive rather than a public school boy?
I would rather that we have the best person for the job irrespective of their schooling.
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Old 12-06-2019, 12:45 PM
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I would rather that we have the best person for the job irrespective of their schooling.
So that eliminates every one of the Tory candidates then.
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Old 12-06-2019, 03:29 PM
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So that eliminates every one of the Tory candidates then.
Quite possibly. But welt’s point is a good one.
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So why do some use Dulwich College as a weapon against a certain well-known politician?
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Old 12-06-2019, 03:36 PM
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Anyway plenty of well-known politicians and the like are products of grammar schools .... Thankfully Kent still has the system, Grammar schools help social mobility
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Old 12-06-2019, 03:44 PM
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Anyway plenty of well-known politicians and the like are products of grammar schools .... Thankfully Kent still has the system, Grammar schools help social mobility
Would you care to share the evidence that supports that?
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Old 12-06-2019, 04:07 PM
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Would you care to share the evidence that supports that?
There is evidence that those that get to one are advantaged (whether poor or not). There is more evidence that those who don't get to go to them miss out more.

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(I'm aware that isn't supporting the statement, but well, reality etc).
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Old 12-06-2019, 04:21 PM
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Here's some more evidence that it isn't true to say grammar schools help social mobility. (I post this in part because one of the authors is a Palace fan )

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Old 12-06-2019, 04:24 PM
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Here's some more evidence that it isn't true to say grammar schools help social mobility. (I post this in part because one of the authors is a Palace fan )

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He could be wrong even if he supports the right football team.
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He could. And if you could find me some studies that suggest he is wrong, I'd be very interested to see them.
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Old 12-06-2019, 05:32 PM
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So why do some use Dulwich College as a weapon against a certain well-known politician?
Any weapon will do against that ****.
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Old 12-06-2019, 05:39 PM
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Would you care to share the evidence that supports that?
How about you disprove it with more than one little link.
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Old 12-06-2019, 05:40 PM
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How about you disprove it.
He already has.
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Old 12-06-2019, 05:42 PM
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Any weapon will do against that ****.
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He already has.
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The purpose of grammar schools is to maintain social distinctions. This is so self evident it really requires social blindness to not see this.
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