A question of class, not aspiration

23rd December 2011 at 00:00

Your "social attitudes" article ("By the numbers", 16 December) seems to confuse issues of class with personal aspiration. What the research appears to demonstrate is that private school-educated individuals develop high levels of aspiration and self-belief.

I think that it would be wrong to conclude that aspiration is the preserve of the middle class.

David Hanson, Chief executive, Independent Association of Preparatory Schools.

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