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Posted By: Backwoodsman
06-Nov-19 - 11:57 AM
Thread Name: BS: meritocracy dead in British Politics?
Subject: RE: BS: meritocracy dead in British Politics?
Funny thing is, when I was at our local Grammar School, I was never aware of anyone ‘looking down’ on the secondary school kids. In fact, I wished I was at the secondary school because they had girls!

Quite a few of my friends were from the secondary school and, other than the usual inter-school rivalries - who was best at football, athletics, cricket, etc. - the subject of comparative ‘cleverness’ never seemed to arise.

I’ve always had a deep suspicion that it was parental ambition, rather than dissatisfaction, that was at the root of the introduction of the comprehensives.