Lost generation

I was horrified to read the latest report (14 November) on Scottish education achievements which revealed that 27 per cent of 16-year-olds had no educational qualifications whatsoever.

This is a grim outlook for one in four kids in Scotland leaving school without any qualifications and entering a dismal job market with little prospect of securing work of any quality and simply adding to the swelling unemployment figures.

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What on earth has happened to our once proud Scottish education system which now seems to have gone off the rails blindly following a Curriculum for Excellence pie in the sky path to nowhere?

Dennis Grattan