Education isn’t a meritocracy, it’s a ‘parentocracy’

Kellie Bousfield discusses how the education system feeds into the “choice” parents make. In Australia, and elsewhere, the system doesn’t favour academic merit, but parental wealth and instead of meritocracy, we see a parentocracy – the actions and wealth of parents act as key determinants of a child’s academic success.

 

 

 

Image courtesy of interviewee. December 12, 2019

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