Some Problems with Cultural Capital and Social Mobility

Initially appealing, at least to me, the idea of cultural capital has begun to worry me. Though not coined by someone who admitted to being a Marxist, Pierre Bourdieu did draw quite heavily on Marxist thinking when it came to expounding his thesis. It is about power. Simply put, if you speak posh, go on … More Some Problems with Cultural Capital and Social Mobility

On Independent School Education for Pupil Premium Children

  In this morning’s Daily Telegraph Shaun Fenton the headmaster of Reigate Grammar School writes that: We should increase social mobility by using state funding to open access to independent schools. Independent schools should be challenged to educate even more disadvantaged young people…┬áMy proposition is that the partial state funding should be for those who … More On Independent School Education for Pupil Premium Children