Education expert Keir Bloomer says “it is no longer credible to describe Scotland’s education system as world leading.”
A member of Reform Scotland’s Advisory Board and Chair of the Commission on School Reform, he says “there is a critical and urgent need to examine how Scottish education is run, and the Scottish Government’s stated intention to empower teachers, parents and schools must be matched by action.”
He was responding to the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015 results.
“Scotland has taken part in every PISA study since 2000. In 2000 its results were well above the OECD average in all three subject areas.
“Its performance is not now above average in any subject area. “It is no longer credible to describe Scotland’s education system as world leading.