Archive for March, 2009

Paul Sagar: Only wealthy graduates need apply

MPs this week attacked leading UK universities for being “elitist”, citing evidence that twice as many children from rich families go to university as those from poorer backgrounds. This is a damning indictment of the lack of social mobility in modern Britain – but it is not the only one.


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Rachel Johnson: Boys and girls go out to work

So how many did you get this summer?’ I ask. ‘Six hundred and fifty,’ answers Lucy Townsend at Cazenove, the stockbroker. ’More than 400,’ says Caroline Dawnay, a literary agent at PFD. ‘About two dozen a week,’ moans Ann Sindall at The Spectator. And one of them, who was only 14, should have been at home, in Ann’s frank opinion, reading Jackie magazine. Continue reading ‘Rachel Johnson: Boys and girls go out to work’

Johann Hari: Time to end the Work Experience Scam

When you get to work today, will your coffee be fetched by an unpaid intern? Have you wangled a work experience placement for your own child? Does your business rest on this bottom layer of the unpaid and unmerited? Then you are part of a scam – one that disfigures and damages Britain.


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