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[[!meta date="2011-04-13 17:02:00"]]
[[!meta title="Balliol historian on front of Guardian"]]
[[!tag  imported_PyBlosxom politics education]]

Today's Guardian has one of Balliol's History finalists on the front:

[Oxford University diversity row: 'Grades aren't enough' | The
Guardian](http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/apr/12/oxford-university-diversity-row-students)

[[!img blog/img/guardianbush.png size=400x303]]

Oxford University aren't happy with this and for once the students'
union is with them:

> Ignore the politicians: for the real story about admissions and
> applicants from minority groups, go to
> [<http://bit.ly/hYvGvS>](http://www.ox.ac.uk/media/behind_the_headlines/101307.html).
> ---[@ousunews](https://twitter.com/ousunews/status/57500010270556160)

Sure, Oxford's access is far from perfect and is *maybe* too reliant on
students (the Target Schools scheme is an effective approach). But it's
really not Oxford's fault that there is such a low proportion of ethnic
minority students, it's the fault of our divided education system with
its rich private schools full of white teenagers who get coached in
Oxbridge admissions. The situation in Oxford is reflective of the
country's unequal education provision.