Inside politics: Statistics for Scotland’s medal winners hide the fact that private schools deliver more sporting winners

Inside politics: Statistics for Scotland’s medal winners hide the fact that private schools deliver more sporting winners
 

IT WAS heartening to read the front page of yesterday's edition of The Scotsman and learn that 70 per cent of Scots who have won Olympic medals were educated in the state sector.
Equally, it was encouraging to note that the proportion of state-educated athletes from Scotland is higher than that for Team GB as a whole.
This is surely an indication that some of the damage done to state school sport during the teachers’ strike of the 1980s has been repaired. But it should still not disguise the fact that a disproportionate number of Scottish medal-winning athletes have been educated... read more

 
10 August 2012 in Politics, Views: 18
Source: Scotsman
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