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Scotland’s pride in its educational excellence runs deep: one schools inspector boasted in 1872 that pupils of modest means in England needed “nothing short of genius” to reach university, but those i… Read More
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6m, 2w agoPosted 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Scotland’s pride in its educational excellence runs deep: one schools inspector boasted in 1872 that pupils of modest means in England needed “nothing short of genius” to reach university, but those in the hands of Scottish teachers could succeed with mere “useful ability, prudence and hard work”.

So the revelation this week that Scotland has slipped in the most important international ranking of pupils’ performance, scoring below England for English, maths and science, was a heavy blow to the governing Scottish National party.

On Thursday, Willie Rennie, the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, listed all the countries that now rank above Scotland in the OECD’s Pisa international education rankings, before slipping the knife in.

“Scotland used to have one of the best education systems in the world, now we have dropped behind all of those countries,” Mr Rennie said. “After 10 years of SNP rule, we are not even as good as England any more.”

For many looking for the cause of Scotland’s relative decline there is an obvious culprit: the nation’s new “curriculum for excellence”.
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6m, 2w agoPosted 6 months, 2 weeks ago
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1 Like #2
Yeah I can see you getting a lot of support in MISC davey ;)
https://eandelibdems.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/lib-dem-logo-enhanced.jpg
#3
Yes Op
It's time we British put up that border and distance ourselves from our uneducated neighbours...
#4
Dave, you're beginning to sound like one of the lost labour lads.
I have it on good authority that at this time all such points are completely ignored by voters in Scotland.

Unfortunately, Willie Rennie is rather strangely regarded as one of the most irritable people in Scotland.

Kezia and the Labour party in Scotland have all but disappeared up their own rectums, but Ruth Davidson has done an amazing job of turning around Conservative prospects in Scotland.
#5
“Scotland used to have one of the best education systems in the world, now we have dropped behind all of those countries,” Mr Rennie said. “After 10 years of SNP rule, we are not even as good as England any more.”

Wonder what happened almost 10 years ago? The financial crisis and austerity. Can hardly expect education levels to remain the same.

Check it out under Labour without the Austerity up until 2006

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cy_Bt-SXgAAr2xg.jpg


Anyway. Under austerity...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CzEG2dTWEAAWgbr.jpg


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Good ol Wulli Rennie tho. His party twiddling their thumbs, running nothing, while Labour run Wales and have the worst performing results in the UK for more than a decade.


Edited By: jaybizzle on Dec 09, 2016 01:52: mmmm
#6
tryn2help
Dave, you're beginning to sound like one of the lost labour lads.
I have it on good authority that at this time all such points are completely ignored by voters in Scotland.

Unfortunately, Willie Rennie is rather strangely regarded as one of the most irritable people in Scotland.

Kezia and the Labour party in Scotland have all but disappeared up their own rectums, but Ruth Davidson has done an amazing job of turning around Conservative prospects in Scotland.


Ruths a fraud.


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CnAisXEWcAAx48R.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CnAisXpWAAA7SC8.jpg



The Red Tory voters simply moved to the Blue side until they sort themselves out.

Christ, Ruth only won her seat by 600 seats.



Edited By: jaybizzle on Dec 09, 2016 02:16: mmm
#7
yep so good it produced the Sturgen woman
#8
miles136
yep so good it produced the Sturgen woman

Mate, you cannae even spell her name. You been going to school in Scotland?

Edited By: jaybizzle on Dec 09, 2016 02:26
#9
jaybizzle
miles136
yep so good it produced the Sturgen woman
Mate, you cannae even spell her name. You been going to school in Scotland?

nope just dyslexic
#10
So are these standardized tests that some schools participate in for the study purposes? I certainly didn't do them when I was 15.

Why would students really care that much about some tests that don't have any weight anyway? I failed practice tests and achieved B grades in the final exams (Highers) when It really mattered.


Edited By: sweeten16 on Dec 09, 2016 07:43
1 Like #11
sweeten16
So are these standardized tests that some schools participate in for the study purposes? I certainly didn't do them when I was 15.

Why would students really care that much about some tests that don't have any weight anyway? I failed practice tests and achieved B grades in the final exams (Highers) when It really mattered.



yeah that wouldn't explain a drop in performance over time?
#12
we all could argue the state of the education system up and down britain has deteriorated? did that school inspector from 1872 upset you lol
1 Like #13
“After 10 years of SNP rule, we are not even as good as England any more.”

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/00/47/ab/0047ab4053af78a3ae6e73dabda636d3.gif

the shame! X)
#14
jaybizzle
miles136
yep so good it produced the Sturgen woman
Mate, you cannae even spell her name. You been going to school in Scotland?

Mate, you can't even spell cannot. Did you receive your education North of the Border?
#15
davewave
yeah that wouldn't explain a drop in performance over time?
The SNP only get away with it because the people in Scotland blame austerity/cuts imposed by Westminster - it's known as the SNP 'get out of jail' card - and it's the main reason voters keep ignoring the stats and keep voting SNP.
#16
If I lived in Scotland then I think I would've voted SNP.

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