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Nicola Sturgeon’s education speech

Improving educational attainment for all children will be the driving ambition of the Scottish Government, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has declared

By Prospect Team  

Nicola Sturgeon says her government plans to focus on education standards. © Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Today, Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP First Minister of Scotland, gave a speech announcing that improving education standards would be the “driving ambition” for her government. The SNP’s record on education has been criticised, including by John McDermott in this recent Prospect piece.

Here are extracts from the speech 

“Excellence in education is essential to our prosperity, competitiveness, wellbeing…

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