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A week in secondary: 17 March 2017

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MSPs have inflicted a defeat on the Scottish government over its education record. They voted 63-62 to support a Labour motion stating that “many teachers have lost confidence” in national education bodies and that there had been a “decline in reading, maths and science scores”, after December’s Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) rankings of 15-year-olds’ performance. Last week, education secretary John Swinney defended the government’s handling of education when he appeared before the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee.

Human rights expert Bruce Adamson is ...

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