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People like the "one neat trick that solves complex societal problem" rather than the nuanced incremental changes, or at least the media do because it's easier to get their heads around and report on a radical quick fix.
Politicians also love something that can be condensed into a sound bite. At the current time, unsurprisingly, most of the noise is about A Levels and university admissions; Labour want students to apply to university after they have their results because they claim that poorer students are most likely to have their grades predicted too low and will end up accepting an unconditional offer from a 'lesser' university than they would be admitted to based on their actual grades.
This appears to be a good thing but in isolation it is an oversimplification of a wider and more complex issue. We should also be asking why teachers in disadvantaged areas are much more likely to under-predict the grades of their students; the Sutton trust found that they tend to have the greatest misconceptions about Oxbridge and are far less likely to encourage pupils to study there. Are they more jaded and does this rub off into their teaching? Do they have much less belief and optimism for their students? Are they less engaged with their students, perhaps due to larger class sizes and more disruptive children, so they don't actually know them well enough to predict their grades with as much accuracy? If we want to emulate the likes of Finland then it's clear that we need to be almost halving class sizes. We should also be asking whether students from poorer backgrounds are given even support to understand how important where you study actually is and that a degree from the university of Manchester is far more valuable than a degree from Manchester met. We should be asking whether we have too many 'lesser' institutions and if some of these should be converted into polys. We should be asking why so many universities are making unconditional offers in the first place. We should be asking whether too many students are going to university. You get the idea, otherwise you're just papering over the cracks.