"British schools now do a better job than American schools of lifting
students up the social ladder, the Organization for Economic Cooperation
and Development said in a report published Tuesday. In Britain, a
student whose parents never graduated from high school has a 60 percent
chance of attending college, while in the United States the odds are
just 29 percent, one of the lowest levels among the 34 countries with
advanced economies that make up the O.E.C.D., which is based in Paris." --NYTimes.