Sutton TrustBy John O’Leary. Students with professional parents are about three times more likely to go to the top public universities in England, Australia and the United States than those from working-class families, according to research published today. At the most selective US private universities, the gap is even wider. 
The report, by Dr John Jerrim, of the Institute of Education at the University of London, was commissioned for a Sutton Trust summit on advancing access to leading universities around the world. The two-day meeting will be opened by Dr Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. More...