Reform Scotland, the leading, non-partisan think tank, today [wed] welcomed the Government’s proposals to transfer more powers to Holyrood – but said they did not go far enough.
Yearly Archives: 2009
Daily political media summary for Wednesday 25 November 2009
Daily political media summary for 24 November 2009.
James Aitken, Trustee of Reform Scotland, writes in Holyrood Magazine on the Scottish Parliament\’s lack of financial accountability and the need for greater fiscal powers.
Daily political media summary for 23 November 2009.
Holyrood must be allowed to raise all the money it spends to be truly accountable, write James Aitken and Graeme Blackett.
Daily political media summary for 20 November 2009
Daily political media summary for 19 November 2009.
Daily political media summary for Wednesday 18 November 2009
Daily political media summary for 17 November 2009.
Daily political media summary for 16 November 2009.
Data obtained by the think-tank Reform Scotland showed that pupils in England, who lagged behind Scotland in 1998, are now ahead. In addition, the latest Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study found English pupils are scoring higher than Scots and the gap has widened between 1995 and 2007.
Several reports have appeared suggesting standards in Scotland’s education system are falling compared with England. Data at Reform Scotland, a think tank, showed that pupils in England, who lagged behind Scotland in 1998, have moved ahead, with the proportion achieving the equivalent five good grades rising from 36% to 48%.
Scottish schools are falling further behind levels of attainment in England, according to figures from the Reform Scotland think tank. England overtook Scotland in 2007 and the margin has increased this year, based on the number of pupils achieving five good grades by the end of compulsory education.