Background of hostility

12th June 1998 at 01:00
The deal came not a moment too soon as hostility to the targets regime mounted.

Aberdeenshire said it would not implement them, Angus said supporting targets that were genuinely unattainable would destroy the credibility of the process, and Dumfries and Galloway described its schools' targets as "a mixture of the sensible and challenging on the one hand and the unrealistic and potentially demoralising on the other".

Renfrewshire, however, agreed on targets with its schools.

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