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Five ways to boost our nation’s school system

Some simple – and some radical – steps the Scottish government could take

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With Scottish education kicking back into gear after the summer break and MSPs recently returning to Holyrood, now is a good to time to reassess where things have gone wrong. Here are five actions that the Scottish government could take to boost education:

Apologise

It’s no secret that the well of teacher goodwill has been running dry in recent years. It’s never, ever going to happen, but I feel that a sincere mea culpa from the SQA, Education Scotland and the Scottish government – all of whom have been rescued from their own failures by the dedication of the teaching profession – would go a ...

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