"It has been the misfortune of this age, that everything is to be discussed, as if the constitution of our country were to be always a subject rather of altercation than enjoyment." - Edmund Burke anticipates the Neverendum
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Scottish education system officially pants
You no longer have to take my word for it: here's some detail on how the drop out rate is higher in Scottish universities than in the rest of the UK - despite having no top-up fees. (Free-marketeers: I just know you're going to tell me that part of the reason is because of having no top-up fees.) Also our system is conspicuously failing to include those from poorer backgrounds.
Big part of the reason is this - conformation, as if it were needed, that the culture of compulsory euphemism harms those very pupils that it's supposed to benefit...