Parents have blasted the Scottish National Party leader and deputy leader John Swinney in a series of angry letters. According to the Telegraph, the letters were released under the Freedom of Information Act. They describe the school cap system on university places in Scotland as “degrading” and a “joke”.
One piece of correspondence saw a parent tell Ms Sturgeon to “stop thinking up ridiculous schemes like the baby box and the named person” and increase the number of places for Scottish youngsters at university.
Another parent, who saw their son rejected from Edinburgh University’s medical school despite top marks, said: “Stop making out to the electorate that SNP are securing our kids’ futures when you certainly are not.”
At present, SNP ministers fund a small number of Scottish and EU places at university.
This allows affordable university tuition.
In the reset of the UK, students pay up to £9,250-a-year.
Last year, Ms Sturgeon was emailed by an “appalled” parent.
They wrote: “I am absolutely appalled that a child with the grades my son has and the drive since primary school to be a doctor to be told ‘sorry, it doesn’t matter how well you’ve done, we can’t give you a place’,” the letter said.
“I have always told my kids that you work hard and reap the rewards, (it) seems I was wrong.”
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