Selina Todd, Professor of Modern History, University of Oxford
Showcasing a range of diverse voices and experiences, The Working Class shows that we urgently need fundamental social and economic reforms in order to transform the lives of the majority of our children. It demonstrates that ability and talent are subjective measurements which reinforce and justify the subordination of the majority, and reveals that aspiration alone -“ whether of children or of teachers -“ cannot overcome the obstacle of economic inequality.
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