Another crisis in the curriculum
A great deal of confusion now surrounds the issue of who designs, develops, decides the curriculum. Is it the Scottish Qualifications Authority or someone other? On the one hand, the SQA assesses the curriculum while the Executive shapes it. On the other hand, the SQA often expects curricular grumbles to be directed at it.
In the good old days, before the flood, it was quite clear: the curriculum council did the curriculum up to age 14 and the old examination board did the curriculum from then on. Now it is all very murky and we get the SQA running "understanding standards" meetings to enable teachers to teach pupils how to pass the exams.