The old school tie has lost potency, but a private education still opens doors

The question “what school did you go to?” can be a conversation starter, and ender.

Because in a real meritocracy— in a society that looks to its future productivity and social cohesion— plum jobs are available to all who strive, irrespective of their postcode or school. In a real meritocracy, the state does not actively encourage educational segregation whereby some schools have leaking roofs and others their own weather station, and then declare, as has federal Education Minister Alan Tudge, class warfare “over”. In a real meritocracy, no class of people can unselfconsciously assume they own the future.

Source: The old school tie has lost potency, but a private education still opens doors

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