The Scotsman is reporting that the Scottish Conservatives have threatened to withdraw their support after Scotland has recorded their worst ever performance in the latest Pisa study.
Ruth Davidson said the Government’s Curriculum for Excellence reform was “on probation” and called for an evaluation of the policy to judge its effectiveness.
The long-standing Curriculum for Excellence policy was drawn up in an attempt to deliver a more practical approach to education, but teachers have grown frustrated with the workload and the bureaucracy associated with it.
Ms Davidson said: The single biggest education reform under this Government has been Curriculum for Excellence and nobody here can simply brush aside the fact that since it has come in standards have fallen. So I am telling the First Minister today that our on-going support for Curriculum for Excellence cannot be taken for granted.
Nicola Sturgeon responded by saying the principles behind Curriculum for Excellence was the “right way forward”. Earlier the First Minister admitted the PISA results were “not good enough”.
What do you think of Sturgeon’s Curriculum for Excellence policy? Let us know in the comments below or via Twitter. ~ Meena
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