Ed­u­ca­tion cri­sis

The Scotsman - - Perspective / Letters To The Editor -

Hav­ing vir­tu­ally elim­i­nated the con­cept of the 3Rs at pri­mary school, which has led to many high schools run­ning lit­er­acy and nu­mer­acy cram­mers for the first years, and hav­ing watched the grad­ual dumb­ing down of the Highers it should come as no sur­prise that uni­ver­si­ties are be­ing asked to em­brace “con­tex­tu­alised ad­mis­sions” (Or­well missed out on that one).

I pre­sume the log­i­cal out­come will be that em­ploy­ers in the fu­ture will be en­cour­aged to em­brace the new Fourth Class Hon­ours de­gree as a wor­thy at­tain­ment.

There have been nu­mer­ous in­stances where schools in so-called de­prived ar­eas have achieved bril­liant re­sults due to the mo­ti­va­tion and lead­er­ship skills of the head­mas­ter/ head­mistress and staff and it may mean that pay scales re­flect – there might be a chance that Scottish ed­u­ca­tion could once again hold its head up on the world stage.

A TROMBALA Park Ter­race, Stir­ling

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