Black marks

11th February 2000 at 00:00
On the same day as four North Lanarkshire schools were receiving Charter Mark awards in London for excellence in meeting the needs of their customers, the council's education committee met in Motherwell. It decided that its submission to the McCrone teachers' inquiry wold be drawn up by officials, approved by an ad hoc group of councillors and presented to the committee "for information" only.

Surely this can have nothing to do with the fact that the full committee has three teachers on it. Mere speculation, of course.

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