SNP has lowered the bar for literacy and numeracy

Once again we see how Nicola Sturgeon’s grandstanding on the constitution leads to failure in education. The SNP are rigging the figures to make up for their own shortcomings in education.

It used to be the case that a pupil would have to pass a course in order to obtain a literacy and numeracy achievement. Now a child can be marked as hitting the standard by only succeeding in a single unit and the SNP scrapped the highly-respected Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy that used to be a robust measure.

Sturgeon keeps telling us she wants to boost standards but instead, the SNP has cancelled surveys, rigged the stats and lowered the bar for literacy and numeracy.

It’s no wonder parents don’t trust the system. Sturgeon needs to end her IndyRef2 obsession and get back to the day job.

Cllr Alastair Redman