Comprehensive school system 'better and fairer'

United Kingdom

Comprehensive schooling has given more Scottish children equal opportunities to progress over the past 50 years, research suggests.

The impact since their introduction in 1965 has been studied for a book by experts at the university's Moray House School of Education.

One of the editors, senior research fellow Dr Cathy Howieson, said: "Comprehensive schooling has become part of the social fabric of Scotland, with the system enjoying widespread support among parents, and some 95% of pupils attend comprehensive schools.

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