Ah yes, using inequity to try to achieve equity:
Universities ‘will give poorer pupils priority’: Private school teenagers will get short shrift in admissions as colleges look to prioritise the disadvantaged
This time, it’s not choosing Blacks over Whites, but poor over wealthy. Yup, I can just see how this will help the poor overcome the “systemic bias” of the British education system. It’s the academic version of the “magic dirt” theory: that somehow, exposing the poor to better education will somehow raise all of them into successful careers after graduation.
Now, I agree that the earlier system of admissions — whereby the son of Lord Snotnose-Dribbling was guaranteed a place at Oxbridge simply he was the future Earl of Dunfartin. But let’s be honest, here: private school education tends to produce better students than state-managed warehouses do. And yes, it’s unfair that a scion of a wealthy (or titled) man should have easier access to places like Eton or Harrow than those of a fishmonger in Whitechapel, ergo a better chance of getting into, say, Cambridge. But denying the “privileged” a place at university in favor of poorer individuals whose grades are worse than the former isn’t much better, is it?
Once again, they’re expecting equality of outcome by “equalizing” admission, when any fool will tell you from experience that it’s a fool’s pursuit.
But the Left have never allowed commonsense, history and logic to interfere with their stupid philosophy, have they?