Education Reforms

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 25th June 2019.

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Photo of Jamie Halcro Johnston Jamie Halcro Johnston Conservative

The Scottish Government statistics for 2017-18 show that the gap between the most and least affluent people going to university has increased in the last year, and the official statistics from last year’s exam results show that the attainment gap between school pupils from the poorest and richest areas has also increased. Can the cabinet secretary say whether he thinks that the back-door reforms have been successful in that regard?