22 Jun 2012
Responding to a report into Scottish schools by Reform Scotland, Scottish Conservative Education Spokeswoman Liz Smith MSP said:
“I welcome this interim report, most especially the focus which Keir Bloomer places on the importance of top quality teaching and how this can be enhanced by giving headteachers more control and allowing more diversity in the school system.
“The obsession with comprehensive education and the one-size-fits organisation of local authority education departments is clearly not working – neither is the centralisation agenda of so many aspects of the SNP’s education policies.
“The central message of this report seems to me to be very clear; there is absolutely no reason why Scottish schools cannot be first class, but the current structures won’t allow this to happen, so we need to change them.”