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What is a good education?
by Peter Mandler
About this EXP
Peter Mandler, Professor of Modern Cultural History at the University of Cambridge, examines the myths surrounding education.
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Key point 1
Inequality operates throughout an individual’s life, not just through one’s education. Equal education can help address inequality but cannot solve it.
Key point 2
Privileged children use their educational advantages to further intensify their advantages after leaving the education system.
Key point 3
There is no economic reason for society to favour science skills. This bias discourages children who are better at other subjects such as creative arts.
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