I thought I’d made it when I got to Cambridge University. How wrong I was | Oxbridge and elitism | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/23/cambridge-university-upward-mobility-working-class-background

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This is a revealing article and is a problem that decrees selection not on the basis of real capability and intelligence. Real capability and value added more often than enough comes from the fight to the top commencing in the environment of birth. It is one of the reasons why so many difficulties exist in the political arena. A good university and a sense of entitlement does not necessarily make for a good leader in fact it can be the worst combination. It is a country’s great loss if it doesn’t drill down into its population to find the leaders of the future based on intellegence and understanding. Just because a person can spell in latin is not a guide to intellegence depth of perception and understanding. Such a social restriction is not a method for selecting the strong in fact it can be the opposite!

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