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Scott: SNP have national testing obsession

May 8, 2018 2:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Responding to comments from Sir Harry Burns, a key advisor to Nicola Sturgeon, warning against a drive toward national testing, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott said:

"National testing in schools has become a SNP obsession.

"Many experts have said it will do little to tackle the attainment gap in education. Some say it will make it worse. Yet SNP Ministers say "We know best, shut up and get on with it".

"Now a senior, serious player - Sir Harry Burns - says that testing is counterproductive.

"If this government cared about finding solutions that work they would listen. I for one am not holding my breath."