Marx is smiling in his grave. Or more like Stalin. Are you?
I am not. Every step Mr B. takes in order to 'improve' education seems to be depressing the system even more. I am arleady thinking (kid in y5 how to hide = to be ashamed of my degree. What a b.....!
I giggled lots at the above. I do know where you are coming from in a crazy sort of way, as I believe this whole, 'Parental' knowing, where you are from, kind of thing is pure rubbish. I'm afraid that it will have an adverse affect and should a university gain way too much knowledge of an individual’s background, they will forget the, 'Person' and allocate incorrectly. I also do not for one moment trust or believe it is about giving disadvantaged children a better chance... even I am not that naive.
Life scares me at times and I am 43, imagine how freaked children much feel at times.
'Too much information can be a dangerous thing.'
...and how long before this branding, filters down, with prejudice, throughout all school learning? The elite become hand picked and decided on, whatever fits?
They are individuals who stand and fall by their own ability, not parental levels attained.
One World, One People, US!