‘Resources are not the biggest problem we face’

The funding versus governance debate rumbles on, as experts suggest the ‘clock is ticking’ for CfE

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A Lack of resources is not the biggest problem facing Scottish education, MSPs have been told. Keir Bloomer, convener of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s education committee, has argued that “governance issues” are a more significant factor – although some MSPs insist the message they are hearing from teachers is very different.

Meanwhile, another common narrative about Scottish education – that Curriculum for Excellence has been a failure – was also challenged at the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee, with one expert saying that teachers retained “huge enthusiasm” for CfE, ...

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