15 Dec 2005

Oxford Admissions to be Nationalized by Labour Commissars

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The 39 colleges of Oxford University are destined to lose their 800 year-old right to select their own students in a plan drafted by a so-called “working party” of sophisters, calculators, and economists appointed by the Labour Party’s collectivizing commissars in a new social engineering outrage aimed at further levelling. The Telegraph musters at least a modestly pejorative headline of protest.

The Times

But even this is insufficient. The Guardian exposes other surviving relicts of elitism:

Oxford University is being accused of snobbery after leaked details of admissions criteria for a post-graduate course revealed that tutors were instructed to give preference to candidates from “prestigious” universities over those from “second-rank” and “weak” ones…

Michael Driscoll, the vice-chancellor of Middlesex University and the chair of the Campaign for Mainstream Universities, representing the new universities, said the guidance was appalling.

“On what basis can they be saying that a degree from one institution is worth more than a degree from another?”

Hat tip to Cacciaguida.

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