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The quaint 60s notion of "brain-drain" I understood to be when the highest qualified leave, not don't actually arrive.
I would suggest that the alternative open to Prof Saak is to do the decent thing and send their children to local schools as did Sir Paul Mc-Cartney in Sussex, in return for living in the vibrant multicultural city that Liverpool is, enjoying the benefits of world-class sports and arts heritage and reasonably-priced housing. Perhaps then these schools would develop and blossom into the kinds of schools which get the A* passes apparently required these days to get into our "elite" universities, which, of course, he might want them to go to. The schools he wants are exclusive, by definition they are, and will remain exclusive by restricting entry. Sorry. Q.E.D. Maintaining a mixed provision and market-led education sector inevitably causes the kinds of shortages which Prof Saak has encountered.
I cannot disagree with your leader article in the same issue which says, "Every school should be of a high standard, giving a fair chance of a good education" but I fear that what we are dealing with here is the notion that, when all is equal, some are more equal than others and, like offspring of diplomats and senior Army ranks, part of the deal is a fast-track to the "Dreaming Spires".
To paraphrase JFK, perhaps in these cases it is apposite to ask of academics not what Liverpool can do for them, but what they can do for the city. Joining in is a start.
Gerald Murphy, via email