Telegraph: Weakest pupils ‘suffer crisis’ of confidence in top schools’

“Parents should avoid sending their less intelligent children to top-performing schools to prevent them from languishing at the bottom of the class, researchers warned today.”

The study comes from the London School of Economics, Centre for Economic Performance.

I’ve always known this, which is why I think all schools should be allowed to set their own admission standards. We can still have schools for the dim-witted students, but those at the top should be allowed to progress faster.

I don’t understand the bizarre axiom that “education is the great equalizer.” It is not. Education is inherently unequal.