I went to Oxford. So why am I so angry about it? | Carole Cadwalladr
The way Oxbridge operates leads to ever more unfairness and inequality
If Britain was truly a meritocratic country and elitism didn’t exist, I very much doubt that it would be my photo at the top of this page and my name over this column.
<quote>I strongly suspect that I’m only here because we still live in a society in which elitism and unfairness are so entrenched that we don’t even notice. It’s simply the water we drink, the air that we breathe.
Because, as far as I’m aware, nobody from my Cardiff comprehensive, either before or after me, has ever become a national newspaper or broadcast journalist. And I have every reason to suspect that the reason that I got to do a job I love and pursue a career I’d always dreamed of, is because of one life-changing event: when I was 18 years old, I won a place at Oxford University.</quote>
Britain isn’t the only country, France operates very much the same way with students from most prestigious schools having their careers paved all the way until they retire be they good at their job … or not.
See on www.theguardian.com