Speaking ahead of the release of the annual school census results and a statement from the Education Secretary tomorrow, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP commented:
"Tomorrow the Scottish Government must explain why Scottish education has gone backwards on their watch. The international stats now put us behind England.
"Scotland's pupils, teachers and families have been put through a new curricula and a new exams system. These have been the direct responsibility of the SNP Government for 9 years. So this week our government need to explain to every young Scot what has gone wrong, what they are going to do and crucially what investment in schools will happen when Thursday’s Budget is published."