In the Guardian yesterday but nowhere to be seen on their extensive list today:
The landmark study, based on research carried out for the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, found that disadvantaged pupils start school behind their better-off peers, and those inequalities persist through their school years and beyond – eventually having an impact on earnings.
The authors state there is overwhelming evidence that the education system in England leaves too many young people behind, and despite decades of policy focus, there has been little if any shift in the gaps in educational attainment between children from different backgrounds.
The report said: “Despite decades of policy attention, there has been virtually no change in the ‘disadvantage gap’ in GCSE attainment over the past 20 years. While GCSE attainment has been increasing over time, 16-year-olds who are eligible for free school meals are still around 27 percentage points less likely to earn good GCSEs than less disadvantaged peers.”
Try finding this on the BBC sites over the last few days and get this:
Try the Telegraph and get only the Yorkshire Telegraph & Argus covering it.
The Times search returned one – Alex Massie ‘Goldilocks approach to results is failing pupils in Scotland‘
The FT has got it.
Try ‘attainment gap Scotland’ and you’ll get plenty, including this in the Herald:
For more on the unique demonising of SNP leaders see: https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/?s=demon