How to bridge Scotland’s attainment gap
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Marcus, G. (2018) How to bridge Scotland’s attainment gap. The Scotsman [Online]. Edinburgh, 28 November.
We need to think outside the box when reimagining Scotland’s education system, writes Dr Geetha Marcus The UK has one of the most socially segregated school systems in the developed world, with academic selection – where children are admitted to a school on the basis of ability – and parental choice at its core. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) believes this has a negative impact on social equality and a young person’s ability to earn a good income in the future. OECD evidence shows that segregated schools present children with two different perspectives of the world and affect their life chances.