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View Matov's Profile Matov Flag 30 Nov 22 9.16pm Send a Private Message to Matov Add Matov as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

A friend's son is at Oxford after attending Dulwich College which is a well known private school. He is a nice kid but is finding it hard to fit in.

Apparently there is quite a large intake from state schools these students do not like kids from the private schools and let them no it.

Fantastic to read.

When my kids where looking at University we went up to Oxford for one of the open days. Now much to my chagrin neither decided it was for them (and both got the kind of grades necessary) but that was their choice and made for the right reasons.

But the people at Oxford were almost pleading for kids from state schools to apply. There was no dropping of standards in terms of grades but they wanted the brightest and the best and the reality is that the public schools effectively coach their pupils to get into Oxford and Cambridge and it is a policy clearly screwing this country over given the state of our current elites who did go there.

Oxford blew me away. Left me speechless because there is a genuine magic to the colleges. Just those few hours spend walking around made me realise why it is so special but also bloody dangerous because I really got why it fosters the elites it does.

Because as they stressed to us, the difficult part is getting there. But once that is done then literally every door opens up.

And I want more kids from state schools going through those doors. I believe in elites running things. How the world works. But those elites are clearly not up to it as things stand.


 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 01 Dec 22 8.13am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Matov

Fantastic to read.

When my kids where looking at University we went up to Oxford for one of the open days. Now much to my chagrin neither decided it was for them (and both got the kind of grades necessary) but that was their choice and made for the right reasons.

But the people at Oxford were almost pleading for kids from state schools to apply. There was no dropping of standards in terms of grades but they wanted the brightest and the best and the reality is that the public schools effectively coach their pupils to get into Oxford and Cambridge and it is a policy clearly screwing this country over given the state of our current elites who did go there.

Oxford blew me away. Left me speechless because there is a genuine magic to the colleges. Just those few hours spend walking around made me realise why it is so special but also bloody dangerous because I really got why it fosters the elites it does.

Because as they stressed to us, the difficult part is getting there. But once that is done then literally every door opens up.

And I want more kids from state schools going through those doors. I believe in elites running things. How the world works. But those elites are clearly not up to it as things stand.


Actually you have put it better that I did. Or as the Who sang "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss".

Edited by Badger11 (01 Dec 2022 8.13am)

 


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View Matov's Profile Matov Flag 01 Dec 22 8.26am Send a Private Message to Matov Add Matov as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Actually you have put it better that I did. Or as the Who sang "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss".

Edited by Badger11 (01 Dec 2022 8.13am)

Maybe. But state educated kids who make it to Oxford do so despite their backgrounds, not because of them.

And ultimately will prove to be more fit for purpose. Essentially they have to be smarter to ultimately make it because they have not been groomed since they were 5 to end up there.

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 01 Dec 22 8.32am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Matov

Maybe. But state educated kids who make it to Oxford do so despite their backgrounds, not because of them.

And ultimately will prove to be more fit for purpose. Essentially they have to be smarter to ultimately make it because they have not been groomed since they were 5 to end up there.

Perhaps but like I was saying they are now as bad as the Toffs who used to rule the roost.

 


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Originally posted by Matov

Maybe. But state educated kids who make it to Oxford do so despite their backgrounds, not because of them.

And ultimately will prove to be more fit for purpose. Essentially they have to be smarter to ultimately make it because they have not been groomed since they were 5 to end up there.

Excellent points.

There is definitely a point about coaching over natural ability IQ wise. Personally, I feel that when you need to pick out the cream from amongst already very good students natural IQ needs to be the decisive factor put front and centre.

If I had a say on it I'd be looking to devise tests that told me who were naturally the brightest. Once I have that information then I can select the hardest working from amongst those. I wouldn't be waiting until university though....once again, they knew and understood this better in the past.

Then I have the natural elite regardless of background.....though I understand that for other reasons it will still favour the middle and higher classes.


Edited by Stirlingsays (01 Dec 2022 8.41am)

 


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View Matov's Profile Matov Flag 01 Dec 22 8.49am Send a Private Message to Matov Add Matov as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Perhaps but like I was saying they are now as bad as the Toffs who used to rule the roost.

As bad? Really? Look at the current crop of supposed 'Brightest and Best'. Nah.

Brash, smart, aggressive, working class kids bright enough to make it to Oxford is what the country needs. My only, dissident right take on it, is that not enough poor white kids would have received sufficient support to make it but we can work that out later.

 


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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 01 Dec 22 9.15am Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by Matov

As bad? Really? Look at the current crop of supposed 'Brightest and Best'. Nah.

Brash, smart, aggressive, working class kids bright enough to make it to Oxford is what the country needs. My only, dissident right take on it, is that not enough poor white kids would have received sufficient support to make it but we can work that out later.

I absolutely agree.

It is astonishing how many 'top jobs' go to people who come from privileged backgrounds but are just downright thick. And I mean thick.

Has long been my opinion that objective, intelligence based assessment should be determined for the 'best and brightest' and agree regarding they should be elevated and singled out for the 'elite'. It amazes how often I see somebody holds a position that does not align whatsoever to their 'French' degree from Oxbridge. What the f has that got to do with the price of fish?

Equally however, it is why I am so set against 'diversity targets/quotas'. It is my full opinion that objective intelligence/potential assessments would naturally produce a 'diverse pool' of talent. Getting into educational institutions at the top echelon of the field as a result of either a) because of your ticking boxes or b) because of mummmy and daddy, are both equally ridiculous, a waste of opportunity for individuals and the wider society, anti-social and anti-logical.

 


Now Zaha's got a bit of green grass ahead of him here... and finds Ambrose... not a bad effort!!!!

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