I went to a lecture today (5/2/2014) at Newman University about equality. It was fascinating and presented by someone called Danny Dorling. I bought his book called ‘The no nonsense guide to equality’. His take on education is that if more parents (the ‘paranoid middle classes’ as he called them) stopped driving their kids to school and started using the local schools more, there would be much less inequality. We all know that of course, but what we may not know is that the UK is the worst country (after the US) for this kind of separation between good and bad schools etc… His lecture was mainly about the 1% rich in the world and how this is getting worse in countries like the UK.
He called bankers and landlords ‘the apostles of inequality’ etc… etc… In a country like Japan where there isn’t so much of a gap between the top and the bottom earners, children enjoy a much better equal education and walk to school together.
Anyway, thought I’d share this with you on this blog.
Till later, Karima