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No, Owen Jones: a cheaper private education is a perk of being in the armed forces

by | 17th, June 2015

The Guardian is shocked that privately educated pupils get on better in life.  In a piece entitled “How to pass the posh test: ‘Do you know Marmaduke Von Snittlebert?’”, five journalists work on a story that “employers still favour the privately educated elite over the rest of us”.

We need an all-out war on the problem, argues Owen Jones, while other writers weigh up the pros and cons of trying to pass for posh

Owen Jones talks about “the posh problem”:

Unless you’re a Social Darwinist who believes the privileged are inherently more talented (I’m going to presume you’re not), then the lack of diversity at the top of society should be profoundly depressing. More than half of the top 100 media professionals in Britain hail

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