Education Secretary abstains as government defeated over subject choice.

Commenting after today’s Scottish Government defeat on school subject choices, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP said:

“Curriculum for Excellence wasn’t meant to narrow subject choice. But, that is exactly what seems to have happened.

“This isn’t by design but by implementation. Teachers are clear that timetabling, funding and teacher numbers are hindering them from being able to deliver for their pupils. All the while, the Government’s premier advisers can’t seem to offer a shred of concrete detail on what’s happening in our schools.

“It’s extraordinary that the Education Secretary chose to abstain and avoid giving his opinion on a subject as important as this. He must now bring forward a review of CfE implementation as soon as possible.”

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