NI­COLA

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - Comment -

Stur­geon and I have some­thing in com­mon, I fi­nally find this week. We were both bul­lied at pri­mary school. But I have to say that, among all the touchy-feely self­ies of the First Min­is­ter and the school vis­its and con­fes­sions, I find a new sense of bul­ly­ing.

I can­not think of a govern­ment that has spent more time vis­it­ing schools, pre­sent­ing its Min­is­ters as celebri­ties and ped­dling pro­pa­ganda.

Cur­ricu­lums have been changed, read­ing lists al­tered. This is not as much about im­prov­ing schools – which the SNP patently hasn’t – as try­ing to in­doc­tri­nate pupils.

Ed­u­ca­tion should be about open­ing young minds, not clos­ing them.

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