Why do we not export curricula like we do weapons?

Mass funded teacher exchange programmes, international conferences, pooled resources – all of it should achieve national attention as an optimistic and positive pursuit. Education should not only appear on the news when there’s a strike or a government debate, but as a regular policy crusade engaged in internationally to make our children, all of us, the best humans that we can be.

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Devolution and the myth of Westminster control?

Since coming to power in 2007, the SNP has placed great emphasis on quality primary education as a defining factor in shaping the lifelong prospects of children. Yet in the run-up to the Scottish referendum, it’s a curious anomaly that neither the Better Together or Yes Campaign have challenged for their advantage the widespread assumption that Scottish education has always been run by Westminster.

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