BBC Scotland and STV News attempt to mislead us on Higher Education application rates from ‘poorest areas’ and former mathematics teacher Iain Gray fails to add them up properly for them.

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John Robertson
BBC Scotland and STV News attempt to mislead us on Higher Education application rates from ‘poorest areas’ and former mathematics teacher Iain Gray fails to add them up properly for them.

Here are the BBC and STV headlines this morning: ‘University application rates from poorest areas fall’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-42938097 ‘Drop in university applications from deprived students’ https://stv.tv/news/scotland/1407644-drop-in-university-applications-from-deprived-students/ They’re not strictly incorrect headlines but they are fundamentally misleading and dishonest in that they and the content which follows fail to point out something very important in informing their audience about Higher Education applications as a whole in Scotland and something which their source, the UCAS UK application rates by the January deadline, 2018…

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John Robertson
BBC Scotland and STV News attempt to mislead us on Higher Education application rates from ‘poorest areas’ and former mathematics teacher Iain Gray fails to add them up properly for them.