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from 'Herald Online':
Speaking during an appearance at Holyrood's Education Committee, Mr Russell said the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) had stated that delaying the exams was "simply not viable", and he did not believe that such a move would be in the best interests of pupils.
He added: "The majority of teachers are telling me: don't delay. Don't disrupt our pupils' learning.
"But some are saying they need more support to be ready, and I understand that. I always have and I always will listen and respond to teachers' concerns.
"This is why I have asked Education Scotland to go to every local authority and confirm that their schools are ready to proceed.
"If there is any doubt or lack of confidence within a school, the first step will be to provide whatever support is necessary."
More untruths and sixth-form debating society melodrama from Mr Russell - a man with a string of extra marital affairs behind him, nefarious connections with entrepreneurs and this latest, from wikipedia's profile:
"In January 2011 Russell was referred to the parliamentary standards watchdog over allegations that he tried to influence school closures for his own electoral benefit. "The MSP was reported to Holyrood's standards watchdog after a leaked email revealed he quizzed SNP councillors about their support for the axing of local schools. The message, sent from Mr Russell's parliamentary account, concerned proposed closures in the area where he is due to seek election in May. He now represents the South of Scotland but will stand as a candidate in Argyll & Bute." Kilmodan Primary,the school nearest to Rusell's home was later amongst those saved from closure as well as Toward primary school where his wife Cathleen was head teacher(Cathleen had also been head techer at Kilmodan).
Russell was also accused of interfering in school closure decisions taken by councils. "The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Cosla), the body which represents council leaders, has now written to Mr Russell accusing him of failing to act in a “consistent, pragmatic and limited way”." Russell was further accused of "bullying" in his dealings with Shetland Islands Council where the council was asked to postpone cost-cutting school closures."Mr Russell was last night accused of "bullying" councils into agreeing to his moratorium.A senior local government source said: "Russell is acting like a school bully on this and bullying councils into backing this delay.""
Ditch him and the curriculum he has shown no evidence of understanding.
morrisseyritualDitch him and the curriculum he has shown no evidence of understanding
The fact that Mike Russell is still in that position shows that Alex Salmond doesn't give a rat's a*se for either teachers or education in Scotland.
Shades of what's in store for us in an independent Scotland.
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