Schools: Most disadvantaged attainment level more than doubles in only 12 years
I’ve been mulling this one over for some time, as you can see from the above. Prof Lindsay Paterson, a mere statistician with no meaningful experience in school-level education in Scotland, but the regular Union ‘rentagob‘ to talk it down for English audiences, has latched onto the simple figures on ‘international comparison’ and ‘education inequality’ as his selling points to attract MSM editors. Both are meaningless. Critics, especially opposition politicians on the make and academics keen to impress them, rather than struggle with the more difficult task of impressing their peers with deeper understanding of how learning takes place, have… Read more Continue reading Schools: Most disadvantaged attainment level more than doubles in only 12 years
Keeping the ferries foetid fact-free fourth-estate feeding frenzy narrative going forever folks
The ‘Green minister spent our money wastefully‘ theme is being thoroughly milked as BBC Scotland keeps it going for another day, today. Well down the page after the Tories have had their platformed rant, they do tell some of the facts but by then the damage is done. The facts, clarified here THREE WEEKS AGO: BBC Scotland is reporting this today [May 13] as: Green minister Lorna Slater criticised for using private ferry The report leads off with an extended set of 12 statements from the Tories and Labour before the locals in the form of a representative of the… Read more Continue reading Keeping the ferries foetid fact-free fourth-estate feeding frenzy narrative going forever folks
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