Swinney ‘defies’ Parliament as battle over P1 testing rages on

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The battle over tests for P1 students isn’t going to end any time soon, it would seem.

Last week, education secretary John Swinney “defied” the wishes of parliament by announcing that the national assessments will continue for now.

In September, MSPs voted overwhelmingly to scrap the P1 national tests for Scotland’s youngest learners, amid warnings that not only where they a ‘huge waste of time and money’, but also that they were emotionally distressing for the pupils.

The education minister has, however, thrown teachers, parents, pupils and disgruntled MSPs a bone. He said that although the ...

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