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Tuesday, 7 December 2010

For Shame

British Education may be the envy of the world - but also, to large parts of the world, also unreachable - at least at England's most elite universities.  According to the Guardian today, at Cambridge, "of more than 1,500 academic and lab staff none are black."  Italics mine.  Yes, that's right.  And then you wonder why American has Obama, and we have Clegg and Cameron.  Then turn to the student access statistics, and some Oxford colleges haven't accepted a single black student in: 5 years.  This is why raising tuition fees to £9,000 a year will not benefit the many, but only the few - even now the system benefits the few.  It can only get worse...
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