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ref date:8 Jul 1999 (EDU)
Scots education bill toothless and banal

The new education bill being sponsored by Donald Dewar and his Liberal lap dog does nothing to help Scottish education except level criticism and make veiled threats against teachers.

The Scottish Secondary schools assistant general, Barbara Clark, said of the bill: "We welcome the tone and the partnership approach and we look forward to working in collaboration with Mr Galbraith. At the same time, there is not a lot of substance in the bill and problems remain of under-funding, the quality of learning environment, teacher workload, low morale and burn-out."