Education

The stories Reporting Scotland doesn’t want to cover

You’ll often find them pushed down the priority list, manipulated to remove key elements, or worse still ignored altogether.  They’re the stories that Reporting Scotland just doesn’t want to cover. On Tuesday just such a story broke when ...

Forget PISA’s tiny unreliable samples: Scotland has the best school attainment outcomes in the UK

You might remember my earlier criticisms of the PISA school attainment test results which Reporting Scotland and the other Unionist media used to attack the Scottish Government – they’re utterly unreliable estimates and meaningless across ...

253 extra teachers in one year – SNP BAAD at BBC

Figures released yesterday indicated that the number of full-time teachers employed in Scotland had risen by 253 over the past year, despite budget cuts imposed by the UK government’s austerity programme. This obviously presented the Scottish ...

Scotland’s school’s PISA results ‘lean’ toward nothing meaningful

Reporting Scotland and the opposition parties scream out ‘crisis’ and reveal just how little they know about education, especially international comparisons. Here is the truth of the matter in ten statements which I’ll elaborate a bit ...

Welcome to BBC Reporting Scotland’s Special Week on Inequality! These notes may save your life.

Oh joy, BBC Reporting Scotland has just announced a ‘Special Week’ on inequality in Scotland based on new research from Heriot Watt University. You can put away those HBOS and Netflix box sets for another day. I should wait till it’s all over ...