quarta-feira, 1 de fevereiro de 2012

'Your kids aren't smart, posh, upper-class, whatever': a very British snobbery | Sarah Ditum | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

'Your kids aren't smart, posh, upper-class, whatever': a very British snobbery | Sarah Ditum | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

John Humphrys' conflation of brains and social status speaks volumes about attitudes to vocational education

John Humphrys

"You've got a fairly low-ability intake. Your kids aren't all very smart, posh, upper-class, whatever." The way John Humphrys trailed off as he made this statement to a headmaster on the Today programme suggests that he knew it was coming out a bit wrong, but it was too late to change. He'd already said that brains and social status were the same thing.

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