This is an excellent MUST READ article in the Guardian/Observer. Check it out!
via Education: bring down the barriers to our best universities | Observer editorial | Comment is free | The Observer.
It seems that class, privilege and wealth are key to getting an education at one of the UK’s top universities these days. Under David Cameron‘s austerity ravaged society, meritocracy has been subordinated, promoting the divide between the top 1% and the great unwashed.
I really loved this article. In my own experiences I think higher educational institutions now a days are more interested in profit, they focus more on theory rather than practical; therefore new graduates are unprepared for the workforce. Companies should work hand in hand with university professors to be able to better prepare new graduates to the workforce. Experience matters in obtaining a simple entry level job.