Education Reforms

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

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Photo of John Swinney John Swinney Scottish National Party

On the measures that we have published, the attainment gap is clearly closing and has closed over time. On the point about access to university education, the proportion of young people who are going to university from the most deprived areas in Scotland is at a record high. I do not understand the data that Mr Halcro Johnston is marshalling to undermine the outstanding achievements and performance that are a consequence of our focus on widening access in higher education.