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Francis Green, David Kynaston, Rajvi Glasbrook Griffiths and Alex Beard talk to Rosie Boycott

An English Education?

Hay Festival 2019, 

In their controversial book Engines of Privilege: Britain’s Private School Problem Green and Kynaston contend that, in a society that mouths the virtues of equality of opportunity, of fairness and of social cohesion, the educational apartheid separating private schools from our state schools deploys our national educational resources unfairly and inefficiently; blocks social mobility; reproduces privilege down the generations; and underpins a damaging democratic deficit in our society. Rajvi Glasbrook Griffiths is a deputy head teacher in Newport. Alex Beard taught in an inner city comprehensive before joining Teach For All and is author of Natural Born Learners: Our Incredible Capacity to Learn and How We Can Harness It. What does the best possible education look like? How will the Hay audience, many of whom are teachers, contribute to the debate?