With Covid having struck everyone from the Windsors to Donald Trump, a myth emerged that it does not discriminate on grounds of class. But on almost every metric this is false. Pandemic-related school absences have thus been highest in Scotland’s poorest communities.
“if the exams are cancelled again this school year, what changes would have to be made? Because there’s no way that a system like the one we saw last year can be re-implemented.”
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“Already by the start of September, students are arriving at Scottish campuses for the most extraordinary academic year in living memory.”
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“It is pretty clear the Scottish establishment is starting to mobilise to see if it can limited reform as much as possible. They’re already saying ‘first get me my neoliberal utopia back at great public expense – then and only then am I willing to offer you a couple of minor nods towards reform’.”