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Solid State Logic it isn’t

Rhiannon Lucy Coslett is one of the Guardian’s pet state school writers. Unfortunately she rather undermines her own case by demonstrating that consistency wasn’t something she learned at state school:

The social confidence afforded to the privately educated is always cited but never challenged… Is it really acceptable to recruit so many men from single-sex boarding schools who struggle to look women in the eye?

So private schools give their male pupils this amazing social confidence, yet they’re unable to look women in the eye?

(I also note that the article fails to mention the fact that the Guardian is stuffed to the railings with people who went to private school.)

(via Tim Worstall.)

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2 thoughts on “Solid State Logic it isn’t

  1. I irony is that the things that create social confidence (which should better be called personal confidence, it has nothing to do with being able to deal with social situations) cost nothing. They are ideas, concepts, ways of thinking, that can be imparted by anyone at zero additional cost. Private schools do not have some secret formula they refuse to let anyone else use, nor does it require oodles of cash. It just requires the staff to demand certain standards from their pupils, the management to back those staff up, and the parents likewise. Private schools refuse to indulge in the self pity of low expectations that State schools (and it must be said many parents) wallow in. If you tell children they are put upon, and cannot possibly succeed in the face of the overwhelming inequalities they face, guess what, they won’t.

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