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Iain Ellis, see Chair, discount National Parent Forum Of Scotland September 30, cialis 2011
Thanks to everyone for their contributions to the debate so far. We have had a fantastic response. Following the NPFS Conference on Saturday.
Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning September 30, 2011
I have noted with interest the different comments in the debate about standards and improvement in our schools @T2ERL @terribly smith @frasershaw. As Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, there is no one more committed than I to improving attainment and raising and realising ambition for all children in our schools. I have already brought together a group of head teachers for a short-term period to advise us how to drive forward attainment in all schools and nurseries. We have many good schools and many good teachers, as evidenced from our results in PISA where we have routinely performed at or above the OECD average in reading, maths and science. Within this positive context we do however know that our performance declined relative to other leading nations from 2000 to 2006. It is pleasing to see that this fall was arrested in 2009. But I am ambitious for improvement. Curriculum for Excellence is our response to that challenge and that is why I am continuing to support teachers and others to ensure that all our young people get the chance to be as successful as they can. There are challenges of course, but I would like to work with Parent Councils and parents to ensure that weenhance the chances of all our children.
Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning