Education and inequality…


The Cedar Lounge Revolution

One of the problems with private education and the privatisation more broadly of education are the way in which they embed inequality. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Analysis podcast this week Yale University Professor Jacob Hacker, also known as the person who coined the phrase predistribution, now very much in vogue with the British Labour Party, described in two short paragraphs precisely what the outcomes of this are…

Over the last generation as our society has become more unequal (both in the US and UK) we have seen essentially a privatisation of opportunity in the US. That is high income affluent citizens are pouring more and more money into their children from college education to early childhood intervention at the beginning and that means that inequality is becoming self-reproducing in these societies.

So what we have seen over the last generation is that in societies with higher inequality it looks…

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