There is no evidence that academies drive up standards any better than any other school given the same amount of funding and support.
I agree with Mr Massie that we cannot afford to be complacent and should always strive to ensure the education system in Scotland is as good as it can be.
Association of Teachers and Lecturers, as a UK-wide education union, firmly believes we can improve by looking at successful innovation from across the four nations.
In his focus on academies Mr Massie is drawing the wrong conclusions. We should be focusing on strengths in learning and teaching and not the dismantling of state education.
Association of Teachers and Lecturers (Scotland)