Jerome Bruner on Meritocracy

Quote “A meritocracy, however, implies a system of competition in which students are moved ahead and given further opportunities on the basis of their achievement, with position in later life increasingly and irreversibly determined by earlier school records. Not only later educational opportunities but subsequent job opportunities become increasingly fixed by earlier school performance. The late bloomer, the early rebel, the child from an educationally indifferent home all of them, in a full-scale meritocracy, become victims of an often senseless irreversibility of decision.”

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