As anticipated, the biggest teacher union, the EIS, is demanding the continuation of face mask wearing in classrooms. This puts them in direct opposition to the wishes of the Scottish Conservatives and those parent groups often wheeled on to BBC Scotland to attack the SNP Government’s precautionary approach.
At the end of January, the fearsome Oliver Mundell told Nicola Sturgeon to drop the masks.
Commonly BBC Scotland is able to use the EIS to attack the Scottish Government on returning pupils to school sooner than they’d like, before then quickly turning to the Tories and the parent groups to attack them for not returning them soon enough to enable parents with businesses to dump their weans on the state.
I know, my headline is stupid. Fat chance! Maybe Larry Flanagan of the EIS will dump his old pals in Scottish Labour and tell the truth on behalf of the SNP Government?