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The SNP is failing Scotland’s schoolchildren

As “top priorities” go, Nicola Sturgeon’s focus on education is not going very well

By Alex Massie  

Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/PA Images

In August 2015, Nicola Sturgeon declared that education, not the cause of Scottish independence to which she has devoted her political life, was the policy area that mattered most to her. “Let me be clear—I want to be judged on this” she said. “If you are not, as first minister, prepared to put your neck on the line on the education of our young people…

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