Teachers struggling to encourage better all-round performances with pitiful resources and demoralising salaries are now being asked to jump higher still. Mr Dewar says "we cannot and should not tolerate underachievement". Does this mean underachievement of staff or of pupils? One way or another it is not only patronising but offensive to both.
Teaching in Scotland is about achieving the highest educational standards for all.
Asking the profession to deliver without changing the financial framework is about as educationally sound as suggesting that because you are poor your child will grow up stupid.
Mrs Margery Fee. Urrdale Road, Glasgow