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Scottish schooling is stuck in the mud – and poorer pupils are paying the price

This article by Chris Deerin first appeared in The Press & Journal on 19 January 2021. Nothing defines Scottish state education so much as its conservatism. For a nation that prides itself on its spiky iconoclasm, it’s ironic that we seem to approach schooling our young with the trepidation of a trainee teacher on her …

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We can’t ignore the financial crisis in higher education

This article by Alison Payne first appeared in The Times on 10 June 2020. While the Covid-19 crisis is placing often unbearable financial strain on many sectors within the Scottish economy it is not always the root cause of the problem. Occasionally it is highlighting pre-existing issues. The higher education sector is one such example. Universities Scotland, …

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