(Original post by ojrules123)
-- thank goodness for gordon brown, and labours demise.. the sooner they're out , the better...
I guess he is really helping the country by being so cr#p!
Seriously, though, I agree -what is wrong with working hard to be successful. We all came from the same place in the year dot thousands of years ago, some people have taken advantage, others have followed (I know that is very simplified but it's late and you get the drift).
In reality, yes, there are some problems in society -sex discrimination for example, can happen, as can racial discrimination, or discrimination due to disability. But class discriminiation?
I repeat the quote from another TSR post -there is a difference between equal opportunities and equal outcomes. I think it sums up the whole situation.
Grammar schools are the way to go, I would agree -or at least a modern day version of the grammar school, with perhaps a more balanced admittance system than a measley exam -our kids are over tested as it is. Maybe schools themselves could have a role through teacher assessment.
As for bursaries -don't get me started. One person in my uni, a great guy, got AAB at A level and came from a grammar school, he gets a bursary as it is, and yes, he does need that to live off, he also gets a bonus if he gets a 2:1 or above -the bonus is payable annually. I got three As -what do I get? Nothing.
I have a job over the summer because I can't afford university without it. What is he doing? Nothing. He says that he can afford university, what with the loan, grants and bursaries. I'm sorry, but i am at a disadvantage there.
I think that's unfair. I'm not alone in being in this camp.
Just noticed -you're also from Birmingham Ojrules!