Targets and quotas have been relied upon too much to help people from poorer backgrounds instead of promoting 'equality of opportunity', Liz Truss says.
Good lord, she actually sounds like a real Conservative! How did that happen?
Foreign Secretary and equalities minister Ms Truss is aiming to 'refocus the Government's social mobility work' on tackling the gaps in 'education, employment and enterprise' between the South East of England and rest of the UK. She has now tasked the conservative headteacher Katharine Birbalsingh, who leads the Michaela Community School in north London, with tackling the 'soft bigotry of low expectations', The Telegraph reports.
And we know she's on a winner, because this headteacher is upsetting all the right people:
Earlier this year, Ms Birbalsingh took a swipe at at 'woke culture' for 'mercilessly attacking' black conservatives who 'dare to think for themselves'.
She said: 'It is always acceptable in our woke culture of 2021 to mercilessly attack black conservatives.
'They have 'betrayed' their leftist masters by daring to think for themselves, when they should be grateful.
'THAT is institutionalised/cultural racism. And it is everywhere.'