The trouble with statistics

Such is the eerie silence hanging over the world of politics at the moment that the only sound is of barrels being scraped for news. Research into business leadership reveals such fascinating statistics as:

44 per cent of today’s leaders were school prefects
34 per cent of today’s male leaders were Boy Scouts
42 per cent of today’s female leaders were Girl Guides
11 per cent of today’s leaders were in an orchestra

At the bottom of this list of exemplary conformity, though, we find that:

68% didn’t go on to further education
7% left school with no qualifications at all
12% left school before they were 16

Bit of a blow to the ROSLA and 50%-university-attendance agenda, I should have thought?


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