Thursday, 3 February 2011
Who gets the best jobs?
Social mobility and its decline in Britain is the theme of an excellent BBC programme analysing why social mobility is decreasing in Britain today and why the best jobs are increasingly likely to be taken by those who went to independent school. Are you troubled by this? If so, how is the situation to be improved? On the latter question, there were few answers provided by Richard Bilton, the programme's presenter, although grammar schools and work experience programs were mooted. With last week's programme 'Posh and Posher' by Andrew Neil, there is begining to be more of an interest in this issue. You can even go on to the BBC site and take a test to see which class you belong to. Was it right?