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The Truth About Meritocracy: It Doesn’t Make Society Fairer

Saturday, October 15, 2016 4:58
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from The Conversation

– this post authored by Ye Liu, King’s College London

At the core of Theresa May’s reasons for lifting the ban on new grammar schools in September was, the prime minister argued, her desire for “Britain to be the world’s great meritocracy“. Reiterating this again at the Conservative Party conference a month later, she said that she wants to “build a country that truly works for everyone, not just the privileged few“.

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