Parity of esteem – as long as you’re off to university

Schools ‘put reputations first’, as pupils feel they are herded towards HE at the expense of other options

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We’re supposed to be in an enlightened era of education in which, whatever your ambitions, school will provide the platform to achieve them. The bad old days when university was the be-all and end-all, and early leavers simmered in resentment as they marked time at their desks, have long gone.

Haven’t they?

Apparently not. A survey by researchers at the Scottish Parliament paints a far more complicated picture – and suggests that many young people feel that if they are not intent on going to university, they risk finding themselves on the sidelines.

The report (see bit.ly/LearnerJourneys) ...

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