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Engines of Privilege - Britain's Private School Problem (Paperback): David Kynaston, Francis Green

Engines of Privilege - Britain's Private School Problem (Paperback)

David Kynaston, Francis Green

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A rigorous, compelling and balanced examination of the British public school system and the inequalities it entrenches.

Private schools are institutions that children who are already privileged attend and have those privileges further entrenched, almost certainly for life, through a high-quality, richly-resourced education.

The Engines of Privilege contends that in a society that mouths the virtues of equality of opportunity, of fairness and of social cohesion, the continuation of this educational apartheid amounts to an act of national self-harm that does all of us serious damage. Intrinsic to any vision of the future of Britain has to be the nature of our educational system. Yet the quality of conversation on the issue of private education remains surprisingly sterile, patchy and highly subjective.

Accessible, evidence-based and inclusive, Engines of Privilege aims to kick-start a long overdue national debate. Clear, vigorous prose is combined with forensic analysis to compelling effect, illuminating the painful contrast between the importance of private schools in British society and the near-absence of serious, policy-making debate, above all on the left.

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Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: September 2019
Authors: David Kynaston • Francis Green
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
ISBN-13: 978-1-5266-0127-8
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts
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Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > General
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Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Social classes
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Social classes > General
Books > History > British & Irish history
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
LSN: 1-5266-0127-3
Barcode: 9781526601278

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