Making life “more fair” is the perennial quest of the Left. Of course that is simply a euphemism for their endless and counter productive social engineering. They want to ensure not just equality of opportunity but also equality of outcome – a result all sane people know to be impossible.
Leading universities should reduce entry grades for state school pupils to create “a fair race” for degree places, Nick Clegg will say today.
Huh? So, State school pupils are so stupid they can’t quite get the requisite grades? Really? It gets worse…much worse.
“In his most strident remarks on college access to date, he will tell universities to recruit students “on the basis of an ability to excel, not purely on previous attainment”. Ministers will aim to ensure that children born into working-class homes can find better jobs than their fathers held, amid evidence that “a large number of professions remain dominated by a small section of society”. Mr Clegg will announce that the Coalition’s social policies will be rated against 17 new indicators, ranging from babies’ birth weight to adults’ job opportunities.”
Babies birth weights. A metric of Government performance.
This is utter lunacy, folks. It shows just how detached from reality the Lib-Dems are yet how determined they are to further lower academic standards in pursuit of their foaming at the mouth utopianism. It can’t end well, it virtually ensures that social mobility will drop – and yet this is part of what the Coalition stands for. That’s why I would like to see it fall.