Earlier in the year I reported on a new University Stakeholder Group that was gaining traction within the sector. Unusually this one was centred on those which form the greatest proportion of school leavers, those from state schools. There is further news on this on the BBC website. Sophie Pender expertly brings the situation to the fore saying:
“Truthfully, when many state-educated people reach the pinnacle of their careers, they’ve often dispensed with their state-school identity,”
“Our socioeconomic background is not obvious on the surface.
“It’s a characteristic that we are able to mask if we need to – and that needs to stop.”
Quotes taken from the BBC website – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-57580910, accessed 12th July 2021
I just wonder how may of us now say ‘dinner’ rather than ‘tea’!?
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