Curriculum is candyfloss

5th June 2009 at 01:00

Gordon Lawrie's analysis punctures the pretty soap bubble of A Curriculum for Excellence (May 15).

If we care about educating our future, we need to change the aims: successful achievers - because they have learnt to work hard; knowledgeable individuals - because they have been taught by specialist teachers; responsible citizens - because they have been held accountable for their actions at school; and, through all of the foregoing, ready and able to be effective contributors.

Let's provide them with an intellectually-nutritious education, not the insubstantial candyfloss of ACfE.

HM Wilson, maths teacher, Lochaber.

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