Engines of Privilege – Francis Green & David Kynaston
The effect of a private education is almost universally accepted; the link between private school’s and life’s gilded path: private school to top university to top career. What is less often discussed or challenged is the notion that it has to be this way.
Engines of Privilege contends that “in a society that mouths the virtues of equality of opportunity, of fairness and social cohesion . . . [the private school] blocks social mobility [and] reproduces privilege down the generations.”
A discussion about education is always imperative to any vision of the future of the country but there has been a near-absence of serious, policy-shaping debate about the role that they play this book seeks to change that.
Will get the backs up of many but . . . . it’s a nerve that needs to be touched.
Hardback. 312 pages.
16cm x 24.1cm x 3cm