A few more Oxbridge places for disadvantaged children is just tinkering | Frances Ryan

If you’re disabled, BAME or from low-income background, the barriers to a good education kick in long before university

A thinktank’s suggestion for how to get more students from disadvantaged backgrounds into Oxford and Cambridge – open a new generation of colleges – is the sort of solution that unwittingly tells you much about the problem.

Inequality in Britain’s education system is so entrenched that, according to the Higher Education Policy Institute, the best way for elite institutions to include disadvantaged young people is not to change but to create separate buildings.

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