"Obviously corrected for quality of education."
The English TV presenter Joan Bakewell went to an academically selective girls-only secondary school in the 1940/50s. She won a place at Cambridge University, only the second person from her school to do so.
In later years she said the following:
'I remember at school our headmistress saying that it did not matter in the end the scholarships we won, the careers we forged, what mattered was that we should all end up wonderful wives and mothers. We'll see about that, so I muttered to myself at the time, but then I did exactly that, marrying young, like everyone else of my generation.'