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SQA FUNDING: JOHNSTONE URGES SUPPORT FOR TEACHERS

Alison Johnstone, Scottish Green MSP for Lothian and education spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, is urging the Scottish Government to do more to support teachers delivering new qualifications in light of the SQA asking ministers for an additional £4.9million. Alison small pic

The exams body is facing rising costs connected with Curriculum for Excellence reforms.

Alison Johnstone MSP said:

“The roll out of new National and Higher exams has clearly required more support for teachers and it’s essential that the Scottish Government resources this properly.…

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Holding Scottish Government And Big Business To Account

Two numbers stood out for me this month – 9.7 million and 129 million. They demonstrate why our politics needs the bold, progressive voice that the Scottish Greens offer.

9.7 million tonnes is the total amount of greenhouse gases that Scotland has emitted in excess of the legally-binding climate change targets our parliament set in 2009. The Scottish Government has failed to meet these target for the fourth year in a row.…

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