Let’s restrict the number of privately educated people in Britain’s elite
Ellie Mae O’Hagan
A quota system would redress the woeful under-representation of state-educated people in our establishment, and improve the quality of our government
Why don’t we just make state controlled education less shit?
So here’s a solution: instead of collectively rolling our eyes every time a new report on these statistics comes out, let’s introduce quotas. If 7% of the population goes to private school, then it seems only fair that 7% of Britain’s elite jobs should go to privately educated individuals. This would include chief executives, barristers, journalists, judges, medical professionals and MPs.
BTW, since when has journalism been an elite job? It’s a sodding craft you daft bint. It’s not even well paid.