Leader comment: Schools report card - must do better
Few voters would disagree with this, but actions speak louder than words.
This week alone The Scotsman has reported on low teacher morale and a large number of teacher vacancies.
Against this backdrop of concern, a sensible and measured inspection regime is valuable.
What use is this to parents or politicians looking to determine how well our schools are being run? If you were seeking out a restaurant to eat in or a hotel, would you rely on a review from years before?
Last year, only 19 secondary schools were inspected, compared with 61 in 2009-10.
This needs to be rectified. Proper inspections should be a source of pride for well-run schools, and a key marker for those which have to do better.