I quite see why schools want to be fair and give everyone a chance. Myself, I’d rather see a good show, but I suppose it’s not about that. You can’t help feel it’s setting up disappointment in the future though. The world is tough, we all know that, but generally if you work hard you will be rewarded in the workplace. If only that were the case in the entertainment industry.
I don't currently try to work as a professional actor (I hope to go back one day) but I know several heart-breakingly good actors who will NEVER get a chance, no matter how hard they work. The thing that irks me is when the offspring of the well-known claim that their lineage is nothing to do whatsoever with their success. They think just because it’s in a different field, it has no bearing on the fact that a door, however small, was opened to them once. Obviously if they don’t have talent, it won’t open very far and might slam back in their face, but it was open a chink. A definite chink. I was at drama school at the same time as the daughter of a very famous actor indeed. She has worked since, but has not achieved anything like her father’s success, her talents being not in the same league.
In the meantime, my son accepts that school doesn’t operate like real life. His time will come, I think.