In the Herald today:
Scottish education is stagnating and needs an injection of outside expertise to achieve better outcomes for pupils, a major report has warned. Analysis published by the Social Market Foundation and campaign group ScotlandCan says the schooling system is “cautious, conformist, risk averse and stuck in its ways”.
The London-based Social Market Foundation was John Major’s favourite think tank before becoming close to Gordon Brown and New Labour. Both its former directors left to work with the Tories. It claims to ‘champion ideas that marry a pro-market orientation with concern for social justice.’ Blair’s long-dead ‘Third Way.’
ScotlandCan is a campaign run and owned by the Our Scottish Future think-tank, headed up by former communications staff at the Conservative and Labour parties.
Our Scottish Future is Gordon Brown’s own wee think tank.