John McLellan

Well over half of students from the poorest backgrounds leave school unable to read, write and count to the expected standard. Picture: John Devlin

John McLellan: Education more important than climate strikes

Amidst the many claims about rising poverty and inequality, there is no dispute that strong education is essential for tackling both. But a new report has laid bare the width of the attainment gap in the fundamental Three Rs between Edinburgh’s most disadvantaged children and the most comfortable, writes John McLellan.

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