A society’s attitudes to innate intelligence are closely correlated with its levels of inequality, writes Danny Dorling. In Britain, the backlash against comprehensive schooling combined with neoliberal policies has created a market-based education system in which schools and universities compete for money and students.
is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sheffield. He was a member of the Academic Advisory Group to government on Social Mobility in 2009. Since 2006 he has been working with many others on remapping inequality worldwide (www.worldmapper.org). His most recent book is Injustice: Why Social Inequality Persists (Policy Press 2010).