Responding to the statement delivered by Cabinet Secretary for education John Swinney in the Scottish Parliament today, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP said:
“Today’s statement confirms that the Scottish Government is still refusing to separate the inspection and curriculum functions of Education Scotland.
“Pupils are let down when the Scottish Government is allowed to mark its own homework in this way.
“Combined with regional boards that shift control towards ministers in Edinburgh, these proposals risk continuing the failed, top down solutions of the past. The Cabinet Secretary should rethink these proposals.”