A BBC report today suggests ‘Deaf pupils ‘left behind’ by education system’ and goes on to state:
The charity also found that only 29% of deaf school-leavers go to university. The figure for hearing students is 45%.
As always, no comparative data is offered to help us put it into perspective and consider how bad it might be but a 2015 study in England by the Consortium for Research in Education reported that only 7% went on to ‘Higher Education.’
A 2018 report in the Independent suggested that only 9% attended the more prestigious Russell Group universities.
A report in the Guardian, 8 January 2018, stated:
Educational support for England’s 45,000 deaf children is “in complete disarray” with a dwindling number of specialist teachers struggling to meet growing demand, according to research. A report by the Consortium for Research into Deaf Education says the number of teachers of the deaf has been cut by 14% in the past seven years, at the same time as a 31% increase in the number of children requiring support.
No such criticism of the Scottish system has been made.