The Deputy First Minister is reading the responses to his review of who does what. When the SNP accuses us of talking education down, and Fulton MacGregor accuses us of attacking teachers and pupils, perhaps they are suggesting that those headteachers attack schools and education when they point out the lack of resources. Likewise, the Scottish Government needs to take responsibility for the things that it is responsible for, such as setting the budgets of local authorities up and down the country that run our schools—77 per cent of whose service spend goes straight to schools. In response to criticism, the Scottish Government has not opened up its thinking to what is possible in education. Every child in Scotland deserves the chance to fulfil their potential, and it is the responsibility of the Government to ensure that our schools and teachers have the resources that they need to do that. The council tax has not been frozen, anyway, because council tax bills will rise. We asked for details of all spending on procurement by the council annually since in each primary and secondary school in Fife.
SNP 9 seatsLabour 4 seatsConservative 3 seats.
Telegraph on Facebook. The PISA scores show us exactly where we have to go to ensure that we are bringing Scottish education up—not just for the lower attainment group but for the higher attainment group, as well. Scottish Government.
From falling standards in numeracy and literacy to the fall in teacher numbers, education has taken a back seat.